Pickerington City Council on May 21 unanimously approved five appointments to city boards and committees, four of which were to fill vacant seats.

Pickerington City Council on May 21 unanimously approved five appointments to city boards and committees, four of which were to fill vacant seats.

The appointments included:

* Carol Carter was reappointed to serve a full term on the Parks and Recreation Board.

* Vonetta McDonald was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Josh Binkley on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

* Eric Tincher was appointed to the unexpired term of John Allen on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

* Melissa Schiffel was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Tim Wagner on the Personnel Appeals Board.

* Tom Smith was appointed to a three-year term on the Personnel Appeals Board.

Councilman Brian Sauer commended residents who applied for the positions.

"We had a large number of individuals (apply) that were extremely well-qualified," Sauer said.

"It's heartening to see such a large number of people interested in service.

"For those not picked, I urge them to apply in the future," Sauer said.