Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bill Phillips Appointed To Vacant Seat On Smithfield Town Council

W.O. "Bill" Phillips thanks members of the Smithfield Town Council following his appointment Tuesday night to fill out the unexpired term of Tom Bell in District 4.

The term will expire in 2009.W.O. “Bill” Phillips has been appointed to fill out the unexpired term of Tom Bell on the Smithfield Town Council. Phillips, 78, lives on Castle Circle and has been a business owner in Smithfield for the past 47 years. Phillips served two terms on the West Smithfield Sanitary District, and served several years on the Smithfield planning and zoning board. In 1998, Phillips also served on the Mayor’s Advisory Board. “I have knowledge of Smithfield ’s past, and a concern for Smithfield ’s future,” Phillips told the town council. Phillips will fill out Bell ’s term in District 4, which covers West Smithfield , and expires in 2009. Bell announced his resignation in March saying his work and travel schedule prevented him from devoting the time and attention he felt was necessary to serve the citizens.


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