CENTERFIELD – Mayor Tom Sorensen had strong words for the citizens of Centerfield at the end of his final council meeting as mayor on Wednesday Dec 15.
He said that it had been his pleasure working for the people in the town, but he had issues with the incoming mayor, Travis Leatherwood.
“I have personal issues with your new mayor,” Sorensen said. “I should be the bigger person, but I hope you all (Centerfield citizens) are better than me.”
Sorensen asked members of the council and people from town to guide Leatherwood. He said that he was “disappointed” because he felt Centerfield City was headed in the right direction during his three terms as mayor.
“But I guess that is just how city councils go,” he said.
Sorensen wanted citizens to know that he is thankful for each one of them and their efforts in making Centerfield a great place. He said that he was sure he would look back and say that he wished he would have change “this or that” but he said, “We just live, learn and move on.”
Councilman David Beck who is giving up his seat on city council said he is leaving with full confidence that Leatherwood will learn his role. He encouraged council members to make sure the new mayor knew they held the power and to never “let him (Leatherwood) think otherwise.”
Leatherwood will take over as Centerfield mayor in January.