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:

  • REZONING: Upon recommendation of the planning commission, approved rezoning Judy Weidert's property from light industrial to residential. Unanimous.

  • WATER: Heard explanation of permitting process presented by Marc Norton of the Oregon Water Resources Department. The city is exploring options for digging a new well.

  • APPOINTMENTS: Learned Vickery reappointed Lloyd Shank and appointed Dyann Swanson to the planning commission.

  • ORDINANCE: Distributed copy of preservation ordinance from Weston to council members for review. It will be discussed at the January council meeting.

  • BANK ACCOUNTS: Passed resolution to add assistant recorder to city bank accounts. Unanimous.

  • SEWER BOND: Passed resolution for sewer revenue bond to pay for improvements to the wastewater system. Unanimous.

  • FIRE DEPARTMENT: Approved reelection of John Reitz as fire chief for a two-year term, and Jerrod Steele as assistant chief. Unanimous.


  • NEGOTIATIONS: Learned the city and employees union will begin negotiations in January for a new contract.

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