The city of Oneonta Common Council last night approved the hiring of a new city clerk. Mayor Dick Miller explains why Doug Kendall was selected to replace current city clerk Jim Koury.

"He has a background in data storage and retrieval, a background in archiving, he was local we needed someone tho lived in the city," Mayor Miller said. "We had a number of terrific candidates, but his recommendations were impeccable and we just felt that he was the best fit."

Koury announced in May his resignation to pursue different chapters in his life.  Kendall is currently the registrar at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford Mass.