City amends library board terms, declares fire department surpluses


The Oneonta City Council, at the request of Oneonta Public Library director Ricky Statham, voted to amend the terms of serving library board members to comply with the board’s by-laws requiring all terms to be four years. The terms were amended/ approved as shown in the chart at right.

The council also approved declaring surplus and disposing of 21 miscellaneous items of unusable fire department property.

Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton informed the council of a commendation issued to five of his officers for their dedication, professionalism, and quick response in locating and arresting a suspect following the strong-arm robbery (robbery without use of a weapon) of the Family Dollar store in Oneonta. Recognized were Lt. Steve Gunn, Sgt. Mitch Latta, Corporal Mike Harris, Investigator Corporal Jimmy Baldwin, and Officer Cory Glasscock, who identified the suspect leading to the arrest.

City manager Ed Lowe announced the completion of course work for certification as a Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official (CAPZO) by administrative assistant Allie Allcorn.

Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce director Aimee Wilson announced the chamber will hold a luncheon with U. S. Rep. Gary Palmer as guest speaker on Aug. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at World Outreach Center. The Oneonta High School Ambassadors organization will serve as hosts for the meeting. This will be the first official function for the recently-organized Oneonta youth leadership and community service group. Ambassador groups are now in place at all high schools in Blount County.

Oneonta Library Board

Carl Frey, chairman
From Sept. 2020 to Sept. 2021
Dixie Daily, vice chairman
From Sept. 2019 to Sept. 2021
Amanda White, treasurer
From Sept. 2019 to Sept. 2020
Sharon Breaseale
From March 2019 to Sept. 2019
Gary Reid