Oneonta council lacks quorum

Only Mayor Darryl Ray and councilmen Tim McNair and Ross Norris attended the Oneonta City Council’s scheduled Dec. 27 meeting. With three councilors (Hal Buckelew, Mark Gargus, and Danny Robinson) absent, the body lacked a quorum. Unable to conduct any official business, the three only heard from Oneonta Business Association (OBA) president Sherry Pierce and Revenue Commissioner Chris Green.

Green introduced his candidacy for county judge of probate. He offered to speak publicly or in private with members over his decision to seek the office. He explained he lives outside any municipality and recognizes that Oneonta and the county intertwine, the success of one ties to the other. He indicated he plans to run a low-cost campaign, visiting each of the county’s municipalities during the upcoming two months, prior to the March 13 primary.

Pierce announced OBA activities scheduled for Jan. 15 and Feb. 4. The OBA will hold a social on the January date and a chili cook-off in February. Both events will be at the depot at Oneonta Rec Park.