The town of York, Ala., this week elected a new mayor and all but one new member to the town council.
By a vote of 686 to 428, challenger Glenda Dubose defeated two-term incumbent mayor, Carolyn Gosa.
"We did all that we could do for the time that we had," said Gosa. "And we really used all of the resources that were available to York. York is better, stronger. We're doing great things in York. I just know that the new administration will continue in that process."
Now poised to take that office is political newcomer, Glenda Dubose.
"I just want to change the community, cut the grass, make it look better," Dubose said.
In order to make it look better, Dubose says one of her first projects will be contacting property owners who are not doing proper upkeep and getting the problem addressed.
She also said she plans to work to improve the town's streets, which she says have potholes. Plus, the mayor-elect said if needed she will seek grant funding to keep residents gutters clean.
"As I campaigned, some of the citizens expressed to me that the grass was not cut. The gutters weren't cleaned out. The drain doesn't work like it's supposed to, because it's got nowhere to drain to," Dubose said.
Dubose said any other changes are yet to be determined. She said when and if they occur, it will have to be after the town's newly-elected officials meet and review matters. All new city officials in York are to be sworn into office Nov. 3.
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