The Oneonta City Council announced openings for a part-time library circulation clerk and summer workers with its regular youth employment program. The library position opened with the resignation of another clerk. Councilman Mark Gargus announced the city’s annual invitation for youth interested in working with the parks and recreation department.
City manager Ed Lowe advised those attending the Jan. 10 council meeting that the city is now under the new state immigration law. That means, among other provisions, that the city will use the government’s EVerify program to check on the legal status of all prospective employees.
The council adopted a resolution committing the city to maintain roads which intersect with portions of Alabama Highway 53. That highway follows U.S. 231 through Oneonta. The state requires the resolution to continue with its planned resurfacing of the road from the Blount/St. Clair county lines to its intersection with Ala. 75.
Lowe also noted the completion of the city’s downtown improvement project. He said the city will seek payment for any leftover money in the grant funds but seemed to suggest the likelihood of success as minimal.
All council members (Mayor Darryl Ray and councilors Gargus, Hal Buckelew, Tim McNair, Ross Norris, and Danny Robinson) attended the session. The council holds its regular meetings the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in city hall.