At the June 18 meeting of the Chickamaw Beach City Council, former 14-year council member Doug Barchus was honored posthumously for his faithful dedication to the city, according to a draft summary by LeAnn Sand.

Barchus died May 7, while still a member of the council. Sand's summary said Barchus will be missed. His wife, Linda, accepted a plaque from Mayor Bob Hobson.

Former Mayor Don VanVorst was appointed and sworn in to fill Barchus' position.