Athena City Council members are Deborah Hayward, LaVerne Mitchell, Chet Sater, Rebecca Schroeder and Charles Speed. With all present Thursday, the board:
WATER BOND: Approved a $3 million bond for drilling a well and building a new reservoir for the city. The city is speaking to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about funding, and an informational brochure will be mailed to residents.
POLICE: Approved the hiring of a new police officer for the city.