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Council meeting canceled

Councilman Dave Frazer votes against waiving rule

 

A rule in the Ironton city charter prevented Ironton City Council from having its regular meeting this past Thursday, when a required unanimous decision was not reached by one vote.

Due to the Veterans Day holiday Wednesday, the council agenda was not given to each council member 24 hours in advance of the meeting, as the charter states, because the mayor’s office was closed.

All seven council members were present on Thursday when Aaron Bollinger made a motion to waive the rule and continue the meeting, with Bob Cleary seconding the decision. Dave Frazer voted against the move, resulting in a 6-1 vote, which did not allow the meeting to continue.

Items on the council agenda were:

• The first reading of Ordinance 15-39, rescheduling the regular scheduled Ironton city council meeting and declaring an emergency, which would move the meeting from Christmas Eve to the Monday before.

• The first reading of Ordinance 15-40, amending chapter 890 of the codified ordinances of the city of Ironton regarding municipal income tax and declaring an emergency.

• The first reading of Ordinance 15-41, amending the annual operating budget for the city of Ironton for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2015, and declaring an emergency.

• The second reading of Ordinance 15-36, authorizing the mayor to purchase new dumpsters for the city of Ironton.

• The second reading of Ordinance 15-38, authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with Allard Excavation, LLC for construction of the riverfront transient dock and riverwalk project and declare it emergency. Although this is going to be bid out again due to the first bid coming in over budget, the three readings are needed for the original bid before it dies with no other action taken.

There is an attempt to reschedule this meeting before the next regularly scheduled meeting, which is set for Monday, Nov. 23.