City Clerk Michelle Franklin swore in the newest member of the Piedmont City Council Tuesday night.
Mark Harper is a newcomer to politics.
He will serve out the remainder of Bill Baker’s term in District 6.
Baker, as you may remember, was appointed Mayor last month following the resignation of Rick Freeman.
In other action Tuesday, the council approved a bid of just over 53-thousand dollars for the paving of the parking lot of the new aquatic center.
They also voted 6 to 1 to list a number of surplus items with Gov Deals.
The items that will be sold include sewing equipment and office furniture donated to the city by Camo Manufacturing as well as several abandoned 4-wheelers.
Brenda Spears voted “No.”
An appointment to the Airport Authority was once again tabled to give the council more time to review the bylaws.
The council took no action on another agenda item, pending further information that will be provided during a called workshop next week.
Councilman Ben Keller made a motion for the workshop to discuss whether or not the council can provide money to the Piedmont City Schools to help pay for laptops and internet service.
Keller said he would like to get a better idea regarding the city’s financial picture before committing the money.
The worksession will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November the 26th.