Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 Council Meeting Starting Time Changed to 5:00 PM!!

There was some especially good news at yesterday's meeting of the Morristown City Council. Meetings in the future will take place at 5:00 PM instead of 4:00 PM.

The later starting time is a plus for citizens who are still at work at 4:00 PM.  The vote to change the time was 5-2 with Gene Brooks, Bob Garrett, Chris Bivens, Paul LeBel, and Kay Senter voting YES and Claude Jinks and Mayor Danny Thomas voting NO.  [Mayor Thomas voted YES on this measure two weeks ago, but voted NO today on second reading.]

The 5:00 starting time was proposed by Gene Brooks in 2009 but failed when only Brooks and Kay Senter voted YES. With three new members on the council after the May 2011 election, the vote was very different this time.

Oddity: Bob Garrett voted NO on changing the meeting time back in 2009, but voted YES in 2011. Click here.

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