The Provo City Council held a short election-night meeting, quickly approving a new chief administrative officer and delaying an appropriation for golf course repairs until a public hearing is held.
Thomas A. Martin was formally selected as Provo's chief administrative officer. He will replace retiring Chet Waggener. Martin comes to Provo from a city manager position in Mount Pleasant, Mich., to begin work Dec. 10.Martin is a Brigham Young University graduate. Councilwoman Barbara Smith noted that the Thomas L. Martin Building at BYU is named for Martin's grandfather. The senior Thomas Martin is a former BYU dean of science.
A resolution to transfer $380,000 to correct an erosion problem at the East Bay Golf Course was delayed for two weeks to allow time for public comment.
At the work meeting immediately before the council meeting, Mayor Joe Jenkins said work will begin at the golf course immediately from funds in Parks and Recreation's budget. Because of the time of year, Jenkins said it is prudent to begin work as soon as possible.
The low bid for the golf course renovation was $358,000 from H.E. Davis and the landscaping firm Fredricos.