In the minutes - WAITSBURG COUNCIL

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Council members are Leroy Cunningham, Jeff Broom, Kathleen Powers, William Potolicchio and Bart Baxter. Mayor is Markeeta Little Wolf. With Baxter absent Wednesday the council:

  • ELECTION PROCESS: Decided to draft an ordinance moving the city election process to a "hybrid" by continuing with the caucus system, but also allowing candidates to file for office. Also decided to shorten the period of time when caucuses may be held from 20 days to 10 days. Council will consider an ordinance to initiate the changes Jan. 20.

  • CEMETERY: Passed an ordinance requiring a purchase agreement when cemetery plots are purchased. Before approving the ordinance a hardship clause and a transfer clause were. Unanimous.

  • SMALL WORKS: Tabled consideration of a contract with the Municipal Research Services Center to maintain a small works roster for the city until more information is available.

  • COUNCIL: Approved updated council business procedures. The updates address council member conduct and absentee policy. It also adds a provision for absent council members participating by telephone if approved in advance. Unanimous.

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