ONEONTA – Two new Common Council members will be appointed to chair two of the Council’s four committees when the new members meet for the first time at the reorganizational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall.
Melissa Nicosia will chair the Community Development Committee, and John Rafter the Legislative Committee. Veteran Council members David Rissberger and Russ Southard will chair the Operations/Planning/Evaluations Committee and Finance/Human Resources Committee respectively.
Southard is in line to be appointed acting mayor when Herzig is out of town, a position he held for a year following Mayor Miller’s October 2014 passing.
Mayor Gary Herzig will make the following paid appointments, subject to Council approval: David Merzig, city attorney; Mark Simonson, city historian; Virginia Lee, deputy finance director; Nicole Camarata, deputy purchasing agent; Fox Hospital/Dr. Chris Wolf-Gould, health officer, and Charles Bollinger, bingo inspector.