Troy Dobbs and the current Bostwick City Council stand under the newly dedicated bell beside the Susie Agnes Hotel in Bostwick.

Troy Dobbs and the current Bostwick City Council stand under the newly dedicated bell beside the Susie Agnes Hotel in Bostwick.

By Nick Nunn staff writer

The Bostwick City Council honored Troy Dobbs, former city council member, for his 49 years of dedicated service to Bostwick during a ceremony held at the Bostwick City Hall last Saturday, Jan. 25.

Mayor John Bostwick described the roles that Dobbs had played in the city, beginning in 1964, when Dobbs started working for the city as a water meter reader.

The next year, 1965, Dobbs was elected to the position of council member for the city of Bostwick, a post that he would then hold for 48 years.

During the first 30 years of his city council tenure, Dobbs operated Bostwick’s water system, and he also spent approximately 20 years contributing to landscaping and beautification for the city.

“Mr. Troy has really put in his time,” said Bostwick to the crowd assembled at the ceremony. In addition to a plaque commemorating his service, the city of Bostwick also dedicated a fire signal bell, which was once located at the intersection of Highway 83 and Fairplay Road, as the Troy Dobbs Honorary Bell.

“It belongs to the city,” said Dobbs after the dedication. County Commissioner Philip Clack also presented Dobbs with a letter of appreciation from the Morgan County Board of Commissioners, thanking him for his civil service.

Dobbs spoke selflessly about his time in office, saying that his motto was to “ask not what I can do for myself but what I can do for the city and the people.”

“It’s been good working with you.”