Elmo Mayor Clark Atwood was sworn into office Wednesday at the Elmo City Council Meeting.
Atwood, a councilman for the past six years, said he was looking forward to the new challenge.
вЂњIвЂ™m excited,вЂќ Atwood said. вЂњIвЂ™ve seen how the Town has progressed over the years, and IвЂ™ve also seen some of the problems weвЂ™ve had. IвЂ™m excited to see what kind of changes I can make.вЂќ
Atwood said his early focus would be on controlling the ElmoвЂ™s current animal problem. Atwood also said he would like to update the TownвЂ™s ordinances because some of them were severely outdated.
вЂњI want to set things more into the future,вЂќ Atwood said.
Atwood spoke about wanting to secure grants for youth facilities and helping promote general growth in the Town.
Atwood said he would continue his duties as ElmoвЂ™s fire chief, but stressed that the sitting councilmen wouldnвЂ™t allow a conflict of interest.
вЂњIвЂ™ve had some concerns, but the Town is still regulated by a majority vote from the council and they can always overrule me,вЂќ Atwood said.