Mayor Bubba Copeland and members of the Smiths Station City Council presented a proclamation and plaque in honor of Shirley Bolt during tonight’s city council meeting. Bolt was a longtime member of the City of Smiths Station’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.
“Please know that her passing will leave a hole in what we represent,” Copeland said to Bolt’s daughter Marie Griffin. “She was a firecracker. I know that you guys will carry on her legacy.”
“She was always an inspiration to me, she always said what was on her mind and was very respectful in the process. We appreciate her service to the city,” said Place 2 Councilman Morris Jackson.
Following is the City of Smiths Station’s proclamation to the Bolt family:
“Whereas, on behalf of the City of Smiths Station, we wish to extend our sincere condolences over the passing of Shirley Bolt; and
Whereas Shirley’s death leaves our community with a deep feeling of sorrow for the loss of such an honored and respected citizen; and
Whereas, Shirley served this community in various capacities, including the Zoning Board of Adjustment; and
Whereas Shirley earned the respect, admiration, high regard of all whom she came into contact with; and
Whereas the City of Smiths Station is deeply indebted to Shirley as well as Shirley’s Accounting for their service to the city; and
Whereas, in recognition of Shirley Bolt’s many contributions to our city and its citizens, we hereby express our deep appreciation for her dedication to the progress of the City of Smiths Station and extend to her family our sincere sympathy upon her passing;
Now, therefore, by virtue of authority vested in me, I, the honorable F.L. “Bubba” Copeland, Mayor and behalf of the City Council of the City of Smiths Station, do hereby find it an honor and distinct pleasure to present this proclamation on the Twenty Third day of October Two Thousand Eighteen to the family of Shirley Bolt.”