Posted: Jul 1, 2014 1:03 PM by Ambria Washington
Updated: Jul 1, 2014 3:01 PM
CENTRAL - From council members to a new police chief, a number of newly elected officials took their oaths of office at Central High School Tuesday.
The five Central council members include Jason Ellis, Shane Evans, Kim Fralick, Wayne Messina and John Vance. James Salsbury was sworn in as the new police chief.
Newly-elected Mayor Jr. Shelton said the city has more than enough money and opportunities to move forward.
"It's a historic day in Central, and we want to do it right and that we mean business and want to show the people of Central we are serious and we are ready to go to work," said Mayor Shelton. "We got a base laid thanks to the former council members and mayor, they've been very helpful through the transition. They want to see us succeed and we're going to be a very important city not only in the parish but in the state."
Mayor Shelton said economic development is at the top of his list, and he hopes to fix the drainage problem that Central has in order to protect the property value.