The council also unanimously appointed Tony Bolton to fill an empty school board seat. Bolton, owner of Bolton Chiropractic Center, narrowly lost to Councilman Phil Gardner in a runoff election in October.
The city council appointed Pat Wayne Shaddix to fill out Moody's term after he resigned his current board position. Council President Chris Spurlin said Shaddix did not want to complete another full term. Moody's unfinished term expires in 2012.
Bolton will serve on the board until 2014.
"I appreciate the council giving me the honor to serve," Bolton said at the meeting to applause.
"I hope we can continue to make the school system thrive."
Oxford City Schools Superintendent Jeff Goodwin said he was glad to keep Shaddix and gain Bolton.
In other business, the council:
• Awarded a $2 million contract to Munford-based Holmes II Excavation Inc. for widening Alabama 202 from the north of U.S. 78 intersection to the Anniston Army Depot entrance. City Project Manager Fred Denney said the money for the project will come from the state.
• Approved giving up to $10,000 to World Changers, an organization based in Calhoun County that rehabilitates homes for the low income and the elderly. The organization asked for $12,000 to $15,000 but Mayor Leon Smith asked the council to give less because of the state of the economy.
• Approved a change order giving the city a $31,482 credit for work on the city's new justice center. The money was allocated for the project but was not spent.
• Heard from Eastaboga resident Steve Redding regarding a neighbor who owns pit bulls. He asked the council to consider an ordinance banning ownership of pit bulls, but Steven Waits said the council could not develop a law to target a specific breed of dogs.
• Smith recognized May as "Older Americans Month."
The next City Council meeting is May 26 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.