Athena City Council members are Deborah Hayward, LaVerne Mitchell, Chet Sater, Rebecca Schroeder and Carol Speed. With all present Thursday, the board:
PLANNING: Heard report that the planning commission approved two permits, for a storage shed and manufactured home.
RECYCLING: Approved 4 percent rate increase, from $15 to $15.60 per month for most households.
AGREEMENTS: Approved Caledonian Games parade route and cemetery district agreement.
INCOME TAX: Approved resolution 2013-9 allowing the city to withhold additional income tax from city employees. The city initially set withholding rates before Congress had agreed on them and is currently short on withholding. The resolution will account for the difference.
WEBSITE: Heard report that work is progressing on city website. A template is being put together.
SUMMER EMPLOYEES: City working on hiring summer employees. Lifeguards have been hired, and a public works position is still open.