A new planning commissioner and a Design Review Board member were named at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting.

Roger Bancroft McErlane was appointed to a two-year term to the Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board, starting Feb. 1.

Retiring board member Ilse Lenschow thanked the council for appointing her to the board for 16 years.

Former board member Ken Sadler was appointed to complete newly elected Councilman Robert Whalen's term on the Planning Commission.

Sadler previously served on the DRB for six years.

"My experience led to my application for the commission," Sadler said.

Under emergency action, the council voted unanimously to appoint Monica L. Simpson to fill the remainder of the vacancy on the Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board, to begin immediately through Jan. 31.

— Barbara Diamond