PIEDMONT - Two appointments were made during the recently Piedmont council meeting, and the first one was a replacement for the city's finance commissioner.
By Jean Braithwaite
PIEDMONT - Two appointments were made during the recently Piedmont council meeting, and the first one was a replacement for the city’s finance commissioner.
Paul Coleman, a former three-term council member, received a unanimous vote from the elected officials to take over the finance spot recently left vacant by Vicki Smith.
Smith had served for several terms on the Piedmont council, and she gave medical reasons for leaving her position on the city government.
Denny Powers was the only additional citizen who sent communication to the city officials, showing interest in becoming the finance commissioner.
Powers was formerly elected to serve Piedmont and resigned after attending two council meetings.
The second appointment took place after mayor Ben Smith spoke of the urgency of having a temporary part-time town worker, and Josiah Miller was approved to take on that position.
Smith said that one of the town workers is presently on military deployment, and “We don’t know when he will be back.”
According to Smith, the second worker has been hospitalized, and “he could be back in three weeks,” and in the meantime the temporary worker will be part of the town crew.
Another business item discussed by council members was the possibility of Piedmont water customers being able to pay this utility bill online.
Mayor Smith suggested a memo be placed in the customers’ water bill with information about this option and showing there will be a fee for the use of the online service.
He said the memo would allow for the city to “see how many residents would be interested in signing up for the online payment.”