Wilson sworn in as new Lockney mayor

Aaron Wilson is sworn in as Mayor of Lockney by City Attorney Lanny Voss on May 17, 2022 at the Lockney Community Center. (Ryan Crowe/FCR)

LOCKNEY – Aaron Wilson got the chance to add to his list of titles Tuesday morning. Farmer, husband, father, Longhorn, Texan, and now Mayor.

The 61-year-old Wilson, who has served on the city council for the past eight years, was sworn in by City Attorney Lanny Voss on Tuesday following the official canvassing of votes from the May 7 election.

Council members Dart Carthel and Steve Wright were also sworn in during the meeting, with the council immediately getting to work on deliberating the purchase of the building that houses the Lockney Police Department from bankruptcy.

With an estimated value at $111,000, the building at 305 N. Main Street is determined to need a roof. With that consideration and adjustments on what the city had already spent in converting the building for law enforcement, the council approved City Manager Buster Poling’s suggestion of an $87,500 bid for the property.

Wilson and the council also heard from Poling on where the city stands in getting their Texas Center for Environmental Quality-required weather plan in place, as well as a Community Development Block Grant proposal for water meters. Both projects will be partially funded by ARPA money to be paid out from Floyd County at their completion.

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