BERLIN – Town officials remembered former mayor Rex Hailey as a dedicated public servant during this week’s Berlin Town Council meeting.
Hailey, who served as a councilman for eight years and then as mayor from 1996-2004, passed away at age 70 on Sept. 1. Mayor Gee Williams and members of the town council took a few moments to recognize his service to the town during Monday’s meeting.
“Mayor Hailey will certainly be remembered for his infectious smile and as a very well-liked citizen of Berlin,” Williams said. “We extend our thoughts and prayers to his wife Shirley and his many friends.”
Williams said that during Hailey’s tenure as mayor, he organized urgent renovations to town hall that modernized the facility but at the same time preserved its historic architecture.