ROCKLAND — The Rockland City Council filled a vacancy on the regional school board, and approved money for improvements to a trail to the Bog as part of a lengthy agenda July 12.

The Council voted unanimously to appoint David Martz to the Regional School Unit 13 Board. Martz, a Lake View Drive resident, served for five years representing Temple, N.H., on the ConVal School Board. Martz also served on Rockland’s Zoning Board of Appeals for three years.

He succeeds Gerald Weinand. Martz will serve until the Nov. 2 election, at which time the seat will be on the ballot for the remaining year of the position.

The Council also voted unanimously to spend $1,000 from the Parks and Recreation reserve account for improvements to the trail and parking area in the Bog. The money will be used for a variety of improvements including creating a parking area for up to eight vehicles.

The Council authorized seeking bids for 56 Willow St. The Council approved conditions of the sale as proposed by Councilor Sarah Austin to encourage affordable housing. The conditions include that the owner must be a resident of Knox County, must live in the home, and household income must not exceed 150 percent of the median Knox County income (about $100,000).

If no bids are received, the manager can then dispose of the property in other ways.

The city acquired 56 Willow St. in March for non-payment of property taxes. The house is a two-story home with five rooms including two bedrooms and one bath. The 1,047-square-foot home sits on a tenth-acre of land and is assessed by the city at $84,100.

The Council also unanimously gave preliminary approval to designating Juneteenth as a holiday for municipal workers. Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and is celebrated by African-Americans since its creation in the late 1800s. The holiday is June 19.

A formal public hearing and final vote are scheduled for Aug. 9.