The Boone Town Council voted to rename North Street Park in honor of retiring Mayor Rennie Brantz.

The Watauga Democrat reports Town Manager John Ward requested an amendment to the agenda at the September 16 meeting, and when granted, proposed the park be renamed Mayor Brantz Park. Council unanimously passed the motion to name the park in Brantz’s honor.

According to the report, Council member Sam Furgiuele said we should take the opportunities to recognize the people that have made huge contributions and Mayor Brantz has been on the council and been mayor for many years and has volunteered and donated much time.

Ward said signage would be ordered and a dedication ceremony will be planned.

Brantz has been a public servant in Boone for 18 years.