Redskins recognized

Oneonta City Council

-City of Oneonta

-City of Oneonta

The Oneonta City Council recognized the Oneonta Redskins football team during its final meeting of 2021. The Redskins finished the season as the 4A Runner Up after falling to Vigor in the championship game.The resilience of the team, however, did not go unnoticed.

Mayor Richard Phillips remarked, “We are very appreciative of how well you’ve done this year. I know the outcome was not what you ultimately wanted it to be, but we want you to know that we are immensely proud of you for making it that far.” Head coach Phil Phillips accepted the award and the team gathered together for a picture with the council members (above).

A series of public hearings were held before the council meeting for the purpose of discussing rezoning several properties.Discussion on the rezoning of property at the intersection of Champion Road and U.S. 231 focused on the potential use of the property as a skating rink. Though nothing at this point is concrete, a skating rink could potentially make Oneonta more attractive to visitors.

It was announced that the annual Unity Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting impact on Civil Rights would be held this year. It is always held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday, Jan. 17. It will take place at The Little Brick Church at noon.

In other business, the council approved:

• resignation of full-time public works employee Robert Wallace.

• advertising for a full-time public works employee.

• rezoning property located at 282 Fieldstone Road from R-3 to M-2.

• alcohol license application of SIV, LLC located at 1007 Second Avenue.

• Ordinance No. 1221-01 amending the Zoning Ordinance.

• Ordinance No. 1221-02 amending Section 13 – License and Taxation of the Oneonta Code of Ordinances.

• fiscal year 2022 engineering agreement for airport improvement project.

The Oneonta City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The 6 p.m. business meeting follows a 5:45 p.m. work session.