Oneonta council makes appointments

In primarily a perfunctory session, the Oneonta City Council made two appointments and delayed a third seeking interested candidates. In the June 24 meeting attended by Mayor Ross Norris and councilors Hal Blackwood, Mark Gargus, Tim McNair, and Danny Robinson members:

•named Andy Alexander to the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center Board, filling the unexpired term of Ed Parrish, whose resignation was accepted immediately prior to the appointment.

•named Phillip Elgin to the city’s new alcohol license review committee following the resignation of A. J. Woods.

•decided to seek would-be appointees to an alternate position on the zoning board of adjustments for the slot formerly held by Justin Peavy.

•recognized public safety director Brandon Horton’s attainment of advanced emergency management certification.

•recognized monthly beautification award winners Justin and Jaclyn Ashby (residential) and Kathy Young of Heart’s Desire (commercial)

Finally, city manager Ed Lowe updated the council on the application process for obtaining a state liquor license (some details may be found on the city’s official website) and the completed skid car training for city employees which was held at Robbins Field. The training will allow the city to take advantage of lower insurance premiums.