Wednesday, January 02, 2013

January 2, 2013 Mayor Forced to Cancel Scheduled Council Meeting When Four Councilmembers Don't Show Up

Four Morristown City Councilmembers didn't show up at yesterday morning's scheduled meeting of the Council, forcing Mayor Danny Thomas to cancel the meeting for lack of a quorum (majority) to conduct business.

City Administrator Tony Cox had apparently been told in advance that these four councilmembers  would not come to the meeting.

However, no one mentioned whether all four were suddenly sick, out-of-town, or just not in the mood.

Missing: Councilmembers Bob Garrett, Paul LeBel, Chris Bivens, and the newest councilmember Dennis Alvis.

Present at yesterday's meeting: Mayor Danny Thomas and Councilmembers Gene Brooks and Kay Senter.

Also present were at least six members of the public who got up early for the 9AM meeting and watched and waited for just one more member to show up so the meeting could go on.

Some of these citizens were there to speak to the full council during the public comments forum that never occurred.

Betsy Stibler ended up passing out an information packet, and then she and two other citizens talked briefly about their concerns with the City Administrator and the officials who were present.

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