Five of six Rolla City Council members, including one who was elected for the first time on April 4, were sworn in Monday night to serve two-year terms.

Five of six Rolla City Council members, including one who was elected for the first time on April 4, were sworn in Monday night to serve two-year terms.
Right after that, Councilwoman Sue Eudaly retired from council service after multiple terms.
"I've lived in Rolla 34 years," said Eudaly, and half of her life here has been devoted to civic service through council or other city board or commission membership.
Succeeding her in Ward 3 will be David Schott, elected on the first Tuesday of this month with no opposition.
Also sworn in were incumbents Jonathan Hines, who withstood a challenge in Ward 1 from Savie Makridis, Matthew Crowell, Ward 2, unopposed; John K. Meusch, Ward 4, unopposed; Brian Woolley, Ward 5, unopposed. Ward 6 incumbent Steven Jung, who was also re-elected without a challenger, was absent.
All were sworn in by City Clerk Carol Daniels, then they signed the documents and finally took their seats to start their two-year terms.
As Schott took the seat held by Eudaly, Mayor Lou Magdits beckoned the outgoing councilwoman to the front of the council table and presented her with a plaque of appreciation from the city for her service to the community.
"Sue is a teacher," the mayor said, and based on her performance on the council, he added that he could safely say that "she always does her homework."
Eudaly, who retired a couple years back from teaching after 29 years, always read through her packet of information provided to council members each month, the mayor said, and she often contacted the city staff to get additional information about the issues the council faced monthly. Her constituents knew that if they asked her for information, she would seek out answers to their questions, and would respond to them, Magdits said.
Eudaly served a few times before this last stint. She was elected to and served terms from 1996-2000 and 2006-2010. She left the council, but she was reappointed by former Mayor Bill Jenks III in September 2011 to complete a term for Geoffrey Horning, who resigned to move to Saudi Arabia to teach.
She did not run for election, but Jenks picked her again in January 2013 to complete the term of Gary Hicks, who had been elected to the Phelps County Commission the previous November and was sworn in that January. She then filed for election in April 2013 and won that and subsequent re-election.
Although she served faithfully for all those years, she preferred to go home Monday night after the swearing-in and her brief ceremony of honor. Invited to stay and watch the council from the audience viewpoint, Eudaly smiled and headed to the door saying to the councilmen who had to stay, "Bye, guys. Have fun."
The mayor welcomed Schott to the council table, and asked him if he "had a sense of the shoes you have to fill."
In reorganization, the council elected Don Morris, Ward 4, to serve as the mayor pro tempore, succeeding Monty Jordan, Ward 1. Matt Miller was re-elected as the council's representative to the Rolla Planning and Zoning Commission.
In a related announcement, the mayor noted that the Phelps County Commission will meet in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, as part of its observance of Local Government Month. The commission each April meets in the City Hall or other meeting areas of the communities in the county: Rolla, St. James, Doolittle, Newburg and Edgar Springs.