In the minutes - ATHENA COUNCIL

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Members of the Council are Eric Pickard, LaVerne Mitchell, John Shafer, Deborah Hayward and Carol Speed. Mayor is Charles Vickery. With all present Thursday:

  • WATER SYSTEM: Heard description of proposed water system improvements by Brad Baird of Anderson Perry amp; Associates.

  • PLANNING COMMISSION: Learned 20 people attended public information meeting on 2012 repaving of Main Street.

  • GAMES: Approved request from Caledonian Games organizers to use city facilities July 8-10. Unanimous.

  • COURT: Discussed potential consolidation of Municipal Court with the city of Weston. The city will offer a contract to Jim Barrows of Pendleton. Vote was 4 in favor with Hayward abstaining due to conflict of interest.


  • COMMUNITY ROOM: Approved reservation form for the community room. A $25 deposit is refunded if the room is left in good condition.

  • GRANT: Learned Fire Chief John Wright was award a $10,000 AWERE grant for equipment.

  • CREEK: Approved Public Works Director Ken Faircloth to apply for creek restoration grant. Unanimous.

  • UPCOMING DATES: Earth Day will be observed Friday from 1-2 p.m. with bus tours of the city's new wetland area. City Clean-up Day is May 7. The next Council meeting is May 19. There is a citywide yard sale May 21. A city Block Party is scheduled all day June 11 with games and entertainment.

  • BUDGET: Elected City Clerk Dyann Swanson as budget officer and approved budget calendar with amendments. Vickery appointed Cale King, Gene Wright and Alan Hudson to the budget committee. Unanimous.

  • LICENSE: Accepted application for business license by Benjamin Carmichael, owner of Clean Cutt Landscaping, 305 E. Lincoln St. Unanimous.

  • MAP: Approved new city map, showing tax lots, flood plains and addresses. Unanimous.

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