Pierce City council chamber sports a new look

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Guests at future council meetings in Pierce City, or those attending municipal court proceedings, will find a new look at City Hall. Aldermen and court officials will now be seated behind a formal workstation on an elevated dais, which creates a buffer zone for their safety. The change came about due to the passage of recent legislation, which requires accommodation for all persons attending municipal court, even children. The formal environment will also help bring a sense of integrity to the proceedings, according to the city's attorney, Darlene Parrigon, and allow the bailiff to maintain order in the court. The project was constructed by Carroll Poage, of rural Pierce City. Pictured, from left, are: Aldermen Tom Cahalan, Jami Lawrimore and John Archer, Mayor Allen Stockton, Public Works Superintendent Alan Frantz, and Aldermen Frank Preston, Todd Killingsworth, Kenny Smith and Ruth Bozarth. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Guests at future council meetings in Pierce City, or those attending municipal court proceedings, will find a new look at City Hall.

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