The Scottsboro City Council appointed Payton Edmiston as the Assistant Municipal Judge at its meeting last Monday.

Council President Patrick Stewart said there were three applicants for the Assistant Municipal Judge position. Councilman Richard Bailey nominated Edmiston, and Councilman Gary Stewart nominated Claire Porter Bell for the position. Edmiston was appointed with Gary Stewart being the one councilman to vote against his appointment.

Patrick Stewart said he thinks Edmiston will do a great job. Stewart said Edmiston is very active in the municipal court, and he has a good rapport with the magistrates.

The council appointed seven members to the Historic Preservation Commission. At an earlier meeting, Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton said there was some need for this committee in the near future because of renovations to some downtown buildings. The committee is a seven-member board, and all members live within the city limit.

The terms for the Historic Preservation Commission are staggered. The council appointed Dale Hancock and Mark Peppers to two-year terms. It appointed Greg Bell and Meg Nippers to three-year terms. The council appointed Roy Light, Deborah Crawford and Jacob Bergman to four-year terms on the Historic Preservation Commission.

The council also made three appointments to the Museum Commission. It re-appointed Lisa Williams and Joan Raispis. It appointed Parker Edmiston to the Museum Commission. 

The Scottsboro City Council will meet again on Dec. 2. It will have a work session.

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