JOSEPH — The Joseph City Council will hold its first meeting of the year Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Joseph Community Events Center, with a new mayor and several new council members.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Mayor-elect Belinda Buswell will be sworn in. Sitting Councilors Kirsten Rohla and Matt Soots, who were reelected in November, and Councilman-elect Stephen Bartlow also will be sworn in, as will Tamera Jones, who was appointed by the council in December to fill a vacant council seat. Councilwoman Kathy Bingham also was appointed in December and was sworn in at that time.

Agenda items released Tuesday include department reports, a report from Anderson Perry and Associates on the UGB swap proposal, the previously discussed business registration policy and form and the appointment of a mayor pro-tem.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to accept a Coronavirus Relief Grant through the federal CARES Act funds and action on the materials to be used to upgrade sidewalks by the Oregon Department of Transportation later this year.

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