Long-time south Routt resident Charles Bevan is filling the vacant spot on the Oak Creek Board of Trustees.
Bevan sat in his first meeting on Aug. 10, which was the first time in eight months that the board of trustees held a meeting with all the spots at the table filled.
"I think I can help the town board make some wise decisions and hopefully make Oak Creek a better community," Bevan said.
He asked the board to appoint him to the spot in a letter, stating that he believed he could make a difference in the town.
Bevan moved to Oak Creek from Bond, Colo., in 1973 to work on the railroad as a section truck driver. He's been retired for six years.
While working at the railroad, Bevan was secretary-treasurer for the his union for 17 years. In that position he participated in many heated meetings, which will aid him as a trustee, he said.
Interestingly enough, Bevan's first vote as an Oak Creek trustee was the deciding voice on whether the town should have hire a town manager. He was the last to vote, and his yea vote broke a 3-3 stalemate.
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