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Want to impact your community? Many of McIntosh's citizen boards have open seats and a council at a loss as to how to fill them.

Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

08.13.07 -- AUDIO FILE: August 9, 2007 Town Council Workshop and Meeting

Listen to the Aug. 8, 2007 Town Council workshop and meeting:
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Tree Ordinance Workshop



Lee Deaderick's observations on tree committee
00.00.00
Sean Dowie's observation


00.19.36
Frank Ciotti's observations


00.23.52







Town Council Meeting


00.40.00
Barney




00.45.00
Lila Gallagher



00.54.00
Roads




01.10.00
Clinic repairs



01.33.15
Budget




01.34.00
Fire




01.38.00
Mayor




01.41.21
Seniors homestead exemption hike

01.41.50
Water and garbage rate increases

01.45.00
Leytem's




02.01.54
Design standards



02.33.00
Elections




02.18.00
Rezoning




02.53.00
Council comments



02.26.00















(Editor's note: Due to some other projects with work, I'll be slowly posting last week's stories and public records over the next week. If you are anxious about something from the meeting, please check out the audio.)

posted by Cher @ 9:52 AM,

3 Comments:

At   August 25, 2007 8:44 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Cher, checking the town charter, you will find that only two years or less must be remaining for an appointment to be made by the council to fill a vacant elected seat.

Since more than two years will be remaining there must be an election. This could be accomplished on the cheap by the town using printed ballots and not requiring the supervisor of electioin to go through the costly procedures. Hoowever, full and proper qualifications must be followed.

Of course this is Mcintosh, so maybe we could shoot dice or use the balloon toss contest at the next fourth of July celebration. This woulld eliminate the qualifications procedures.

Mr. Brilliant

 
At   August 25, 2007 8:54 PM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

Fascinating.

I posed the question of what would be done about the vacant seats in three separate e-mails to the town last week after the reader, Flash, posted the question. I asked if there would be another qualifying period, or if council members would appoint the seats.

The only response to this question was from a council member lashing out at me for not running myself and for the tone of my question. (I mentioned - god forbid - people having a voice in choosing their leaders.) And still... no one addressed the issue at hand.

I, for one, am glad that this council, nor any council, will be appointing our leaders. It's nothing personal against any of the council members. I'm just a fan of more direct democracy.

 
At   August 25, 2007 9:17 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Cher, generally you will find a nasty attitude from elected officials to be a function of their ignorance.

In Mcintosh there is no lack.

Mr. Brilliant

 

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