ELECTRA, TX (KAUZ) - Electra city officials approved the votes for the special and general election at Friday's commissioner's meeting three days later than expected.
Commissioner Lynda Lynn made the motion, and although former Commissioner Ricky Kelley did not second the approval once again, Commissioner Kevin Byrd did.
The new mayor of Electra Rickey Foster and the new Commissioner Fran Davis and Commissioner Linda Lynn took the oath of office and their seats at the commissioner's table.
Some residents like Arthur Staley said they are glad to see new faces running the city.
"I think we need some new people who have the power, have the get-up-and-go and they know how to do it, because a lot of people don't have any common sense and that's what it's going to take," said Staley.
He hopes these new officials make much needed improvements to Electra, including street repairs and tearing down or renovating some of the older buildings.
On the other hand, some citizens are sad to see the old officials go and said they came into office during a bad time for Electra.
"They had to make some decisions, make some cuts and get rid of some employees in order to pay the bills day to day," said Edna Talley.
She said revenue is a big problem for Electra.
"So this is one of the main things that we have to work with," Talley said. "We can only do so much street repairs. We can only do certain things if we got the money."
While some believe the new officials will make much needed improvements, Talley said it's not going to be that easy.
"I think they will be surprised at the things they will not be able to do that they anticipated doing," said Talley.
Rickey Foster, the new mayor of Electra, said he will be discussing his plans for the city with his team of commissioners.
They will also have to appoint two more city officials to take the place of former Commissioners Kevin Byrd and Ricky Kelley