Facing an executive session and the annual Blount County Christmas parade, the Oneonta City Council breezed through its latest session in near record time.
During a session that lasted a little more than 5 minutes, the council approved Mayor Ross Norris’s call for a public hearing at 5:15 p.m. prior to their next scheduled meeting on Dec. 17 to consider an alcohol special events license request. That request relates to a bull-riding event at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center on Jan.8-9.
The council previously rescheduled their usual fourth Tuesday of the month meeting to Thursday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate holiday plans for the councilors. Council member Tonya Rogers missed the Dec. 8 session; all other councilors (Hal Blackwood, Mark Gargus, Tim McNair, and Danny Robinson) joined Norris. Prior to adjournment, councilors recessed into executive session with city attorney Alex Smith to consider a legal matter.