Evilsizor named administrator



PICKENS — The City of Pickens officially has its new administrator, as city council members met in executive session after their meeting Monday night to remove the interim tag from Bruce Evilsizor.

A former clerk to council and administrative assistant for the city, Evilsizor stepped into the position on an interim basis when former city administrator Katherine Hendricks left to accept an assistant administrator position in Mount Pleasant.

Mayor David Owens admitted he would have been lost without the help of Evilsizor during the busy past month.

Council voted 7-0 to give Evilsizor the job Monday night. Owens promised to hire someone to handle duties Evilsizor had handled in his former position with the city. For the past few weeks, those duties were handled by other city employees to allow Evilsizor to concentrate on his new position.

In other business at Monday’s meeting, resident Rosa Austin complained about the city’s garbage pickup somehow overlooking her residence each week.

Owens and several councilmen said they would look into the matter. Austin was told that if her residence was again overlooked on next week’s route, she should call Evilsizor for immediate attention to the matter.

Councilman Patrick Lark reported that the Pickens Revitalization Association is working on a dream map of the town with the type of businesses they would like to see in town. An art class at Pickens High School is working on the project.