Carthage Council considers time change for meetings – News – The Carthage Press – Missouri News

Carthage Council considers time change for meetings – News – The Carthage Press –  Missouri News

The Carthage City Council has been meeting at 7:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month for as long as almost anyone can remember, but that could change in two weeks.

The Carthage City Council has been meeting at 7:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month for as long as almost anyone can remember, but that could change in two weeks.
Council members heard on first reading a council bill that would move the regular meetings to 6:30 p.m., while keeping them on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
City Administrator Tom Short said the city’s five standing committees have all moved their meetings to earlier in the evening in recent years and moving the council meeting will help reduce staff time spent at meetings.
“The council meeting is the latest meeting and it’s right in the middle of the evening, so you have to go home, wait an hour and a half, and it kind of kills the evening,” Short told the Council’s Public Services Committee, which discussed the proposal before it went to the full Council. “The discussion was if we could move that up a little bit, it would facilitate staff time, it would still facilitate the public being able to come to the meeting and do something the rest of the evening if we get the meeting over with earlier.”
Short said the council has been meeting at 7:30 p.m. for at least the past 20 years.
City Attorney Nate Dally told the full council on Tuesday his father, former long-time city attorney David Dally, told him Council meetings were moved from Monday to Tuesday many years ago when the National Football League started…

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