City Council swearing in, Nov. 7, 2016

Walter Jones sang the National Anthem before the swearing in of the new 2016-2020 council.

Walter Jones sang the National Anthem before the swearing in of the new 2016-2020 council.

This special meeting included the swearing in of the council, establishment of bank accounts, standing committee appointments and representatives assigned to city boards and agencies, as follows.

Standing Committee assignments

FinanceWalter Jones, chair

Britt Thames, Mike Higginbotham, Barry Smith, Peter Wright

Special IssuesBarry Smith, chair

Andy Gwaltney, Mike Higginbotham, Patrick McClusky, Jennifer Andress

Public WorksPeter Wright, chair

Andy Gwaltney, Alex Wyatt, Patrick McClusky, Andrew Wolverton

Planning and DevelopmentBritt Thames, chair

Alex Wyatt, Walter Jones, Jennifer Andress, Andrew Wolverton

Public Safety – Patrick McClusky, chair

Britt Thames, Alex Wyatt, Jennifer Andress, Andrew Wolverton

Liaisons to boards and agencies:

Library Board – Andy Gwaltney

Planning Commission – Britt Thames (also a voting member of the commission)

Environmental Commission – Mike Higginbotham

Parks and Recreation – Patrick McClusky

Cable Commission – Walter Jones

Chamber of Commerce, and Samford University – Alex Wyatt

Arts Advisory Council – Jennifer Andress

Board of Education – Peter Wright

Homewood Historical Commission – Barry Smith

Other decisions

Bank deposits – Bryant Bank is chosen for city deposit accounts; Raymond James has the city’s investment accounts.

City clerk – Melody Salter, finance director and current clerk, was reappointed to a 4-year term as city clerk.

City attorney– Mike Kendrick was reappointed to represent the city and city council.

The next regular meeting of the council is Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Three of the newly assigned committees will meet beforehand, Public Works at 4:30, Special Issues at 4:45 and Finance at 5 p.m.

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