Politics & Government

Byron City Council approves appointments

BYRON -- Aside from authorizing two new fire hydrants, the City Council spent most of its last regular meeting of 2014 renewing contracts and approving members of various city boards and authorities.

The council authorized placement of one additional hydrant on James E. Williams Parkway and another additional hydrant on Dunbar Road, both serving commercial/industrial areas.

During its Monday meeting, the council also:

Approved continuing an agreement with Stephanie T. Ward to serve as the city’s public defender for $1,500 per month;

Approved an agreement with the Georgia Municipal Association for supplemental leases of two 2015 Ford Explorers purchased by the police department for a financed amount of $64,881 at 3.3 percent interest;

Reappointed Jo McLean to the Byron Redevelopment Authority Board, and appointed Steve Humphry and Jason Allmon to the board, all with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2017;

Appointed David Sams to the Byron Development Authority Board, with his term to expire Nov. 12, 2015;

Reappointed Jo McLean, John Klemm, Hiram Parmar and Jeff Owens to the Byron Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, with terms to expire Dec. 31, 2018;

Approved for 2015 ongoing agreements with the Byron Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority, Byron Better Hometown Inc. and the Byron Area Historical Society.

Also Monday, the council approved a revision of its environmental code requiring construction site operators to control waste such as building materials, concrete truck washout, chemicals, litter and sanitary waste that might have an adverse impact on water quality.

The revision was requested by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

Contact Michael W. Pannell at mwpannell@gmail.com.