Mayor Pro Tem David Ham will take the oath of office as the city of Goldsboro’s next Mayor Tuesday in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Ham, who was appointed mayor by council in August, has served as mayor pro tem this year and assumed additional duties following the June resignation of former Mayor Chuck Allen, who stepped down for health reasons after serving on the council 22 years.

The oath will be administered during the council’s 5 p.m. work session at City Hall, at 214 N. Center St. Ham, who has served two terms on the council since 2015, will serve the remainder of Allen’s term that ends in November 2023.

Following Ham’s oath of office, the council will appoint a mayor pro tem and discuss filling the council’s District 5 seat.

During the work session, the council will consider a $17,500 contract with the Poyner Spruill and Marshall Hurley law firms for legal services connected to redistricting city council districts based on recently released 2020 census data. The law firms will provide legal services at a $7,500 cost and a demographer, who will analyze census data and prepare draft maps for the city, will be paid $10,000.

The council will also consider a recommendation for leasing new art sculptures for the downtown area, receive information from code enforcement staff about overgrown lots and discuss vacancies on boards and commissions.

During its 7 p.m. meeting, the council will consider selling its miniature train in Herman Park for $35,000.