Members of the council are Eric Pickard, LaVerne Mitchell, John Shafer, Deborah Hayward and Carol Speed. Mayor is Charles Vickery. With all present Thursday the council:
- ANNEXATION: Voted to proceed with annexation, rezoning and division of three parcels of land in the Urban Growth Boundary plus another property adjoining Sherman Street. Property owner Judy Weidert wants to divide the parcels into six lots. Weidert intends to donate half of one parcel to use as a parking lot for the Athena Memorial Ball Park. Shel said this is what her late husband, Jerry Weidert, wanted to do. Unanimous.
- PERSONNEL: Approved hiring Nancy Parker as assistant city recorder. Parker was one of 27 applicants, and one of three interviewed for the position. Unanimous.
- FESTIVAL: Approved closing Main Street between Second and Fourth streets for the Fall Festival on Oct. 2. Unanimous.
- CONTRACT: Renewed contract between the city and Athena Cemetery Maintenance District No. 1. Unanimous.