I observed a Mauston City Council meeting on September 8th at the City Hall. The meeting lasted for a total of 38 minutes, 13 minutes of that time was spent in closed session. The members in attendance were Mayor Brian McGuire and council members Dennis Nielsen, Dennis Emery, Francis McCoy, Steve Leavitt, Rick Noe, Floyd Babcock, and Leslie Householder. Joining them were Acting Police Chief Mike Zilisch, City Administrator Nathan Thiel, Public Works Director Rob Nelson, and Administrative Assistant Diane Kropiwka. Many high school students were there to observe the meeting. Mayor McGuire brought the meeting to order at 6:30 pm and before starting official business, the pledge was said. First they approved the minutes and then moved to approving a new operator’s license but the applicant didn’t show up. The next items were discussion and action on temporary “Class B” licenses for St. Patrick’s Church Fall Festival, Mauston Lion’s Club Festival Foods 50th Anniversary, and Juneau County Agricultural Society’s JCAIRS barn dance. All were approved and they moved to the next item of business which was the citizen’s address to the …show more content…
It seemed to work smoothly and efficiently but it was a bit confusing for me as I have never attended a city council meeting before. It was difficult to keep up with what they were saying and the topics they were going over since I had no previous knowledge of them. Thankfully the meeting was recorded so I could go over it a few times and figure out what they were saying. I recognize the difference now to if you are in the the meeting versus being an observer. I feel like it isn’t very easier for an outsider to state their thoughts if they are uninformed, or misinformed, of what’s going on. But since the one’s leading the meeting are informed it’s a perfectly reasonable way to make decisions in our local
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But, county Administrator Patrick Herron took the time to let them know the change was a very minor thing in the grand scheme of things, however, the commissioners are a public body. By approving the change in a public meeting, citizens can know what the county is doing and to provide
In the Military he served three overseas tours, and toward the later part of his military career he oversaw recruiting in parts of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. While I was interviewing the Mayor, he noted that being Mayor is very similar to being in the Military. In the Military you will work with people you do not like or agree with, but at there are some things you can find common ground on, and in county government there are commissioners who did not support him, but they can all agree that they want a better Campbell County, and eventually they find common ground on something, whether that be roads or
Bethel High School District 403 v. Fraser Matthew Fraser, a student studying at Bethel High school, gave a speech at a school assembly to nominate his friend as a candidate for student government. The speech contained many sexual references and innuendos, but no obscene content. Making his speech, Fraser was suspended from Bethel High school for three days. His parents appealed the school's decision and Washington Supreme Sourt agreed the his freedom of speech rights were contravened, the school board appealed the case to the Supreme Court.
Doug. Respectfully, your either a ineffective board member or your intentionally misleading folks. My finger is pointing directly at the truth. Certain folks within the Chambers Executive team are effectively actin as a financial conduit, funding our career elected officials to promote an particular outside interest in Folsom. My proof is solid.
This is evidenced when Murphy writes,”Mayor Clarkson, meanwhile, faced mounting problems. The mayor showed up to city hall every day to learn what new crisis had developed, meet visitors, and considered options. But there was little he could do. Every day more and more city officials failed to show up at work”(Murphy 37). Being almost by himself with the amount of problems, and the amount of responsibilities he had, it would've been hard to keep on going and trying to make things better in Philadelphia.
City council meetings are an important aspect of community and engagement. This representative form of government is responsible for coming to consensus on various agenda items as well as hearing questions, concerns, and demands from members of the community. City council meetings tend to have a list of consent agenda items, which are items that are voted on by the council in a single roll call vote. Members of the community or council have the ability to request an item on the agenda be removed for discussion. Typically items that tend to be more controversial are removed for discussion.
CRR #8 Observations: In the reading Our Town by Thornton Wilder, the stage manager uses humor to announce the intermission and goes on to say that three years have passed in the beginning of act two. One detail that stood out was that nothing seemed to change everything stayed the same except that Si Crowell is delivering the paper now like his brothers before him. We did not see much of Emily and George in act 1 and now they are getting married in act 2 this gives me a sense of how much time has passed.
Today being the last full day of the event brought us a good crowd and we managed to gain strong support. We had positive responses from folks around the nation on issues we are trying to fix from other states that have seen the effects of shutting down mines and power plants. Everyone is looking forward to being part of the upcoming call to action. The amount of people was consistent throughout most of the day.
In 2014, the new Mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton chose to accept the court ruling and work together to try and reform the city. Judge Schiendlin ordered many remedies which included body cameras and a federal monitor. She also ordered a "joint remedial process" where public comments were heard about how to reform the department 's policies. Changes to the department also included training, supervising, discipline, and monitoring of officers. New rules were also implemented to stop the police from
The village council members gave approval for the circus to come to South Russell Village. The circus that will be coming is the Kelly Miller Circus. Some residents were concerned about animal cruelty and resident safety and didn’t want the circus to come. In order for the event to take place the Jaycees had to post warning signs and take precautions. Also some representatives of the Village were going to go check out the Kelly Miller Circus performing in
If I were mayor I would… Make better highways so you don’t have to go all the way across town just to get to one place. Did you know that the highways in my town will not be completely done until I’m in college or so on? This is why I would be mayor of Sioux City wouldn’t you change that because it is causing people to risk their life’s trying to get to one place. In the morning you can tell there are a lot of traffic so some kids might be late to school, maybe your mom or dad might be late to work to. But the thing that just crazy is the things that people say the rudeness and the character that people are becoming.
In a society where knowledge is tucked away, how will there ever be any progression forward? In the novel Anthem, the Council tries to maintain , through fear and intimidation, a community of uneducated and dependent citizens, however a boy named Equality 7-2521 breaks free from the primitive technology the Council tries to impose, proving that when knowledge itself is grasped and individuals can perceive life through their own eyes, and not have false knowledge forced upon them, only then will there be any sort of technological independence and development. The Council wants to keep their community in a secluded bubble devoid of knowledge. Should the citizens become aware about the words, devices, and culture from the unmentionable
Situation: As a patrol officer, I am only doing my job when I stop a car for running a red light. Unfortunately, the driver of the car happens to be the mayor. I give her a ticket anyway, but the next morning I get a call into the captain’s office and told in no uncertain terms that I screwed up, for there is an informal policy extending “Courtesy” to city politicians. Several nights later, I observe the mayor’s car weaving erratically across lanes and speeding. What would you do?
The whole goddamn city should be angry. We got a do-nothing mayor who’s beholden to the money interests. Probably can’t even name his department heads” (30). Harmond needs to be a mayor who can help his community, not like other mayors who take the money and didn’t do anything. He needs to offer long-term jobs for people so these people can invest back the wealth of their work in Pittsburg.