Tuesday, July 19, 2016, we live streamed the following meeting: 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting at the Irene Stern Community Center.

Main Meeting

Very Brief session following the Execution Session. (No Action Taken)

Here is a link to the meeting agenda

There were several interesting outcomes from the meeting. Here’s a rundown of the more important elements.

To see the following items, navigate to 5:10 on the video.

Four citizens commented during “Citizen Comments”.

To see the following items, navigate to 15:30 on the video.

Consent items passed, after some discussion.

Under “Business Items”, most people came to see what would happen when the council got to Items N through S. These were the items dealing with the Mayor’s nomination and request for council’s approval regarding the appointment of volunteers serving on certain commissions, committees, and corporations.

To see the following items, navigate to 1:29:30 on the video.

  • Item N – Passed – Replacing many members of the Planning and Zoning commission.
  • Item O – Passed – Establishing a Historic Preservation and Museum Committee.
  • Item P – Died for a lack of a second – Appointing members to the Parks Commission
  • Item Q – Failed – Replacing members of EDC A Board
  • Item R & S (Combined) – Died for a lack of a second – Replacing members of EDC B Board

Other items followed.

The City Council adjourned into executive session to discuss a matter. (See Below)

Many visitors stayed until the executive session ended. No action was taken subsequent to the executive session.

What is an executive session?
During an executive session, open meetings become closed meetings and deliberations occur in private. This allows the deliberative body to discuss matters in a less-structured, free-form environment. No votes may be taken during an executive session. Actions taken, if any, must be made in public. This is typically done immediately following the executive session. However, often, no action is taken at all.

If you’re wondering what might be considered during this time, there is an indication of that by reading the chosen language regarding the issue. Here is the language from the agenda:

“A governmental body may conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.”

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