Scarboro chosen to fill council vacancy

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The courts have filled the ward 6 vacancy, after a petition had been filed when Franklin City Council was unable to come to consensus. Bill Scarboro will serve on council as the ward 6 representative until a special election can be held.

“We received word today [Monday] that they [the courts] have filled the request and entered an order for a replacement, Mr. Bill Scarboro,” Mayor Frank Rabil said at the meeting on Monday night.

Rabil noted that Scarboro has been a resident of Franklin for 29 years, and for 28 of those years he has lived in ward 6.

“I think he knows the ward and the people in the ward, so we look forward to his service,” Rabil added.

Scarboro has served the City in various ways over the years, including being on the Franklin Inspection Board from 2000 to 2004, as well as serving on the Franklin City School Board from 2003 to 2012, where he was chairman for five of those years.

“I’m very honored to get to serve on city council,” Scarboro said. “As with the school board, I will probably learn a whole more than I will contribute.”

He continued in saying that he had not expressed interest in serving in the position until asked by the courts, and he hadn’t learned he had been appointed until Monday.

“It’s an awesome task,” he added, “and I look forward to working with council.”

Scarboro attended public schools in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina State University with his Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering and he also earned his Masters of Science degree from NC State as well. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from Averett University.

He is a registered engineer and has held several position at Union Camp and International Paper, where he is currently still working.

Scarboro and his wife, Becky, have three sons, all who graduated from Franklin City Public Schools. They are active members of Franklin Baptist Church and he is a scout master for Boy Scout Troop 17.

“Bill thank you for your willingness to serve and we look forward to you getting sworn in and everything else that needs to happen,” Rabil added.