CHESTERFIELD--- The Town of Chesterfield welcomed two new additions last week.
After Paisley Watson retired on April 11, the town had to find someone to fill the Public Properties Supervisor position for the town. After receiving numerous applications, the town decided on Jody Rhyne as Watson's successor.
Chesterfield Town Administrator David Huntley says that Rhyne's experience makes him the perfect candidate for the job.
'Jody owned a successful landscaping and lawn care business and that has given him a lot of experience for a job like this," Huntley said. "Having someone who is knowledgeable in land irrigation, landscaping and equipment operation and maintenance will be a great asset in this position."
Rhyne's first day with the town was May 8.
The Chesterfield Town Council had a new member come aboard on May 8 as well. After William Schumacher decided not to run for re-election in district 4 after 17 years on the council, his council seat was vacant.
Billy Cassidy will now fill the vacant district 4 seat. Cassidy was sworn into council on May 8. Cassidy's first meeting as a council member will be today at 5:30 p.m. as the Chesterfield Town Council will hold its monthly meeting.
Cassidy says that he looks forward to working with council and helping continue the vision of helping Chesterfield grow.
"I'm looking forward to working with the current council that's in place right now," Cassidy said. "We have a great council that has been in place for quite some time now. I have some pretty big shoes to fill in replacing Bill Schumacher. Hopefully we can continue to recruit and bring industries to Chesterfield as well as look at other ways for our community to grow. "
Council members Amy Brown and John Bittle were also sworn in to begin another term on the council.