I made it to the Selma Town Council meeting last night before the start time of 7PM. By 7:30, I left along with most of the people in the room. Here is the story on The Selma News web site.
Selma Council a 'no-show'
The majority of Selma’s Town Council did not show up at Tuesday night’s regular December meeting prompting Mayor Charles Hester to reschedule the meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.
Only Councilwoman Debbie Johnson and the Mayor were in Council Chambers at 7 p.m.
Mayor Hester called on Rev. Rodney Pearce, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, to open the meeting with prayer.
The Mayor then read an article on the Pledge of Allegiance and led those assembled in the Pledge.
Still, no other Council members had shown up.
A special presentation was made to Parks & Rec employee Jen Black. It was nearly 7:15 p.m. and still no Council.
“Would anyone like to sing Christmas carols?” joked Hester to a large crowd of citizens who had turned out for the meeting.
Hester asked Town Manager Stan Farmer to see if he could reach any of the Council members by phone.
At about 7:25, Hester announced that he was rescheduling the meeting for next Tuesday.
After the meeting that didn’t happen, Hester said that Councilman Gary Jackson had a death in the family. He said he thought Councilman Jeff Weaver was still at work and that he had no idea where Councilwoman Jackie Lacy was.
He said he planned to talk to Council members about their commitment to the meetings.
On the agenda for the meeting was a proposal for several huge tracks the town is giving notice that it plans to annex.
Also on the agenda was the town’s audit report plus a proposal to chance the town’s sewer rate structure.
Town Clerk Fran Davis said, in response to question from Hester, that she could recall in years past that meetings had to be postponed when not enough Council members attended to have a quorum.