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Fresh Start In Electra?

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Two candidates re-elected to Electra city council were sworn into office Tuesday afternoon.

Mayor Curtis Warner and Pam Ward Commissioner Place No. 4 both were sworn into office and wasted no time setting their agenda for their second term.

“We're aiming for a full police department with a couple of employees,” said  Mayor of Electra, Curtis Warner.

"I think we're going to need to pull back on spending,” said Pam Ward, Electra Commissioner Place No. 4.

Each believes one of the pressing issues they will have to address this term is the drought.

"We don't know what the water situation is going to be,” said Commissioner Ward. “We don't know how much we're going to have to pay for water and we're going to have to cut corners we're we can and conserve.”

However that is not stopping the city from opening pools up this summer, using well water.

"We're not a big city we don't have a lot of pools hanging around so we're excited about that. We've been approved for the water, “said Mayor Warner.

“I was ecstatic to hear the pools have water in it now just waiting for June first to open,” said Commissioner Ward.

Mayor Curtis Warner said through the drought and other obstacles they will continue to ensure Electra moves forward.

"Continuing our cleanup efforts, making our town the best little town in the world,” said Mayor Warner.

Mayor Warner and Commissioner Ward believe they will be able to answer the call with the help of newly elected Commissioner Sue Howell who is replacing Janice Cranford in Place No. 3.

“She's well acquainted with us as she knows the town. She knows the members. She knows the citizens that come to town so she gone fit right in,” said Mayor Warner.

"I think we seated good candidates and think we can work together. I think we're over the rough spot and ready to move forward,” said Commissioner Ward.

Newly elected Commissioner Sue Howell was not sworn in Tuesday, because of personal family matters, but is expected to be sworn in the next few days. Until then, Janice Cranford will continue to fill her seat.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6