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New council members are seated in Norman

Norman City Council members were administered the oath of office in ceremonies at city hall.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: July 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm •  Published: July 4, 2013

“I experienced the humility of losing to Linda,” Holman said. “I learned so much from her. I hope to continue to work with her.”

Heiple replaces Roger Gallagher, and Miller replaces Dave Spaulding. Castleberry was elected to a full term after being appointed to the Ward 3 seat a year ago.

“I'm profoundly grateful to be serving,” Heiple said, adding that his motto is “lead with kindness.”

“I am so happy and excited to be sitting up here. I feel this is a tremendous honor, and I promise I am going to work really hard at this job,” Miller said.

Rosenthal issued resolutions commending the outgoing council members “for their extraordinary commitment.”

The new council faces tough issues ahead, the mayor said, including questions about high-density developments and needs for an adequate future water supply, a wastewater fee increase and establishment of a stormwater utility.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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