A difference of opinion and perhaps a partial communication problem was the reason a quorum was not present at the first Monday meeting. Most the items from that meeting were placed on the July 21 agenda for a called meeting to take care of city business.
Mayor Stephen Tingen called the meeting to order, and all five city councilmen were present. Interim city attorney John Newberry addressed some of the issues with the quorum in a committee meeting that followed the called meeting.
Newberry said, after the July 7 meeting did not happen for lack of a quorum, he researched what constituted a quorum and voting requirements. He said Gray’s charter that was adopted in 1911 does not address either issue and instead relies on Roberts Rules of Order.
“I don’t like that. I’ve talked to the county and looked at other resources,” he said. “It seems clear to me that it’s unclear.”
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