Four Oneonta police receive promotion badges


Oneonta police officers (from left) Wesley Buchanan, Jimmy Baldwin, Steven Adamson, and Keith Atkinson were presented promotion badges during the latest city council meeting. City officials look on. -Facebook | Oneonta Police Department

Oneonta police officers (from left) Wesley Buchanan, Jimmy Baldwin, Steven Adamson, and Keith Atkinson were presented promotion badges during the latest city council meeting. City officials look on. -Facebook | Oneonta Police Department

Recognizing previous actions, Oneonta police chief Charles Clifton presented badges to four officers signifying their department promotions at the latest city council meeting. Shifting into the numerically limited slots, Keith Atkinson moves from sergeant to lieutenant while Steven Adamson, Jimmy Baldwin, and Wes Buchanan rise from corporal to sergeant.

The presentations highlighted an otherwise almost uneventful session. The council did set a public hearing on the liquor license request by the new Twin Oaks-Heritage Golf owners for June 11 at 5:20 pm. Members repassed a former agreement between the city and Jones Valley Fabrication which has become JVF.

Beautification board chair Marlene Stroud announced monthly award winners, neither of whom attended. Stephen and Ginger Grayson took the residential recognition while Two Amigos won the commercial.

In the member comments portion, councilor Tonya Rogers asked of any progress on the city designating a park and ride site. City manager/economic developer Ed Lowe reported he had attempted to obtain funds designated for such by the state highway department, but had learned those are currently on hold.

Rogers also reported she had received complaints from residents of numerous roadside trash items. She urged residents to telephone city hall should they have such. Public works director Roland McCoy noted the city cannot pick up some of those items and that workers have placed signs attempting to educate the public.

Other members (Mayor Ross Norris, councilors Hal Blackwood, Nathaniel Butler, Richard Phillips, and Danny Robinson) joined Rogers for the May 28 meeting. The council has regular sessions the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in city hall.