Committees heard from the City and Safety Services Committee, who discussed additional expenses to the solid waste contract.
Council also discussed the creation of the Athens Community Improvement Corporation, an economic development tool, which would be used to improve the city.
Between the Athens Fire Department’s two stations, there are only 23 employees including the fire chief and administration staff.
Sherman discussed the stipulations of the search, as well as the future of recruitment at Ohio University.
The committees also discussed a new sign for The Dairy Barn Art Center.
The purchase price of the land has an estimated value of $350,000 to $550,000.
The Athens Community Improvement Corporation would act as an economic development tool for the city.
The Committee of the Whole mentioned the Veterans’ Administration’s proposal to close the Chillicothe VA Medical Center.