Brookhaven City Council held its first ever meeting after members were sworn into office at Oglethorpe University Dec. 10.

There was a celebratory atmosphere among the crowd that came to watch the new city of Brookhaven’s first official meeting. Though Brookhaven does not technically start up until Dec. 17, the council decided to begin meeting to tackle the work that needs to be done to set up the new city.

Council voted  unanimously to appoint Bill Riley as acting city attorney and Lynn Rosser as acting city clerk. The two have served as volunteers in the same capacity for the Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven.

Council members also voted to accept the commission’s recommendation for temporary administrative office space and municipal court space.  In order to wire the office space before Dec. 17, council voted to award a bid for the city’s IT services to a company called InterDev.

Commission member Jed Beardsley told council members the company had already worked on a server for the city and looked into a domain name and temporary email accounts.

“They’ve done a lot of work in hopes that they would get the bid,” he said.

Brookhaven City Council will meet again at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Martin’s Episcopal School.