Longtime public servant attends last council meeting
Peggy Minter, who has served as Wood Village's finance director for the last 11 years, attended her last Wood Village City Council meeting in an official capacity on Tuesday, June 26.
"Mr. Mayor, and members of the council, I just want to acknowledge that this will be Peggy's last council meeting," interjected Bill Peterson, Wood Village's city manager, as she started to present her last monthly financial update. "This is the end of her interim contract. I just want to make a special acknowledgment for all the great work she's done, and say 'thank you.'"
Minter has served as the city's finance director since 2007. Prior to taking that position, she served as a Wood Village city councilor from 1997 to 2007.
She retired as the city's finance director in November, 2017, but worked in a part-time role until June.
"For 22 years, I've been coming to these meetings every month," Minter said. "Next month, I'm not going to know what to do — I'll probably show up anyway."
Following congratulations from the city manager and city councilors, Minter gave her last finance report:
"(It's) the same sentence that I leave in there every time: All revenues and all expenditures are within budgeted expenditures, so we have nothing to alter," she said.
There were no cards or cake at Minter's last city council meeting.
"We're going to miss you," Mayor Tim Clark said, following Minter's finance report. "It won't be the same without you. Why there isn't cake today, I have no clue."
In September, Minter plans to take a cruise to Tahiti.
"That's been a bucket list item for me for 40 years," she said.