Oneonta re-adopts fair housing resolution

In quick fashion, the Oneonta City Council readopted a fair housing resolution, promising nondiscrimination in government owned property and encouraging the same with private sales. The resolution keeps the city in line with the Civil Rights Act of 1968, popularly known as the Fair Housing Act. The only other action the council took at its May 10 meeting was approving its previous minutes.

In the report time, Oneonta Business Association president Wayne Shaddix reported a successful Spring Fling, with vendors indicating they planned to return in 2012.

Marlene Stroud, chair of the beautification board, announced the board’s May winners, Bob and Joann Street (residential) and People’s Bank (commercial).

City administrator Ed Lowe reported on the downtown improvement project. He said the lighting work was 90 percent complete but that the paving work had been delayed. He indicated he had not been able to get a report on the delay but anticipated the contractor might still be involved in debris removal for areas hit by the state’s tornado outbreak.

Lt. Steve Gunn announced the establishment of the Citizens Police Academy to begin June 14. He urged interested adults (ages 21 and above) to apply for what he anticipates will be a fun, exciting, and educational 12- week experience. (Entry deadline is June 3 – call 625-4351 for more information.)

All council members (Mayor Darryl Ray, councilmen Hal Buckelew, Mark Gargus, 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. at city hall.