Archive for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Meeting canceled for lack of quorum

October 12, 2011

Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting was canceled for lack of a quorum.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 17.

Council members Dennis Bixby and Bill Peak were unable to attend the meeting when they experienced car trouble on their way back from a Kansas League of Municipalities function in Wichita. Councilman Andy Gilner was unable to attend the meeting and Mayor Jason Ward is in Tennessee, where his law firm is in litigation.

On the meeting’s agenda was further discussion of financing options for extending utilities to the CR1 industrial park, the city administrator search and the opportunity to apply for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant to make safety improvements at Laming Road and Stone Creek/South Park drives on U.S. Highway 24-40.

That last issue apparently would have drawn a number of residents to the meeting. City Administrator Mike Yanez said about six cars with residents wanting to talk on the issue pulled up in front of the council chamber to attend the meeting as he waited outside to notify residents the meeting was canceled.

A short meeting took place Tuesday night to approve paying of the bills.


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