Hogg resigns as council president, says work in District 5 isn’t done

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Giselle Hood

Northport City Council District 3 Member John Hinton will be replacing Mayor Bobby Herndon on Jan. 1 after he leaves office Dec. 31. Council President Jeff Hogg was next in line but declined the position, leaving it to pro-tem Hinton.

“This decision was not made lightly,” Hogg said. “There’s a lot of unfinished business that I would like to see done in District 5. When I went campaigning door to door and told the residents I would be there for them and we would finish these projects, I want to make sure we finish those.”

Some of the projects Hogg is looking to finish include a Northport water park and sports complex, as well as bringing new businesses to the city.

“I think the plan going forward is just business as usual,” Hogg said. “And while we’re all saddened by Mayor Herndon’s resignation, if that’s what he wants to do, of course we’re going to support him.”

Hinton said after four years of serving on the council, he’s excited for the opportunity to continue helping the community.

“It makes you feel good to be a part of that and see the growth and what’s happening in Northport,” Hinton said. “To be a representative for the city would certainly be a strong point and I think I would enjoy doing that.”

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