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
Finance – Walter Jones, chair
Britt Thames, Mike Higginbotham, Barry Smith, Peter Wright
Special Issues – Barry Smith, chair
Andy Gwaltney, Mike Higginbotham, Patrick McClusky, Jennifer Andress
Public Works – Peter Wright, chair
Andy Gwaltney, Alex Wyatt, Patrick McClusky, Andrew Wolverton
Planning and Development – Britt 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
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.