By Joe Earle
Two new members of Sandy Springs City Council officially took their council seats Jan. 5 after they, four continuing council members and the mayor, were sworn in for new terms.
Fulton County Senior Judge Charles L. Carnes administered oaths of office to District 1 Councilman John Paulson and District 3 Councilman Chip Collins.
Mayor Eva Galambos and returning council members Dianne Fries of District 2, Ashley Jenkins of District 4, Tibby DeJulio of District 5 and Karen Meinzen McEnerny also were sworn in during a brief ceremony before the council’s first meeting of 2010.
Galambos placed her hand on a family Bible held by her husband, John, as she took the oath of office to begin her second term as the mayor.
Afterwards, she told the small group gathered for the ceremony that she hoped the members of the new council would get along as well as members of the previous one had.
“We are known throughout the area as having a congenial council,” Galambos said. “We don’t carry grudges. I think that has been one of the strengths of this City Council.”
In District 1, Paulson, an engineer, succeeds former Councilman Doug MacGinnitie, who vacated the office with plans to run for the position of Georgia Secretary of State. Collins, a lawyer, succeeds former District 3 Councilman Rusty Paul.
During its meeting, the council filled several positions on city boards. The council reappointed Ken Moller and Ruth Coan to the city Board of Appeals and named R. Stephens Tart Jr. and Susan Maziar to the city Planning Commission. The council also appointed Lane Martin to the Hospitality Board.
The council reappointed James M. Anderson III and Lawrence D. Young to posts as Municipal Court judges.