Scottville to survey residents about meeting time change.

October 19, 2015

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

SCOTTVILLE — Should the Scottville City Commission’s regular bi-monthly meetings be held at a different time than 5:30 p.m.? That was a point of discussion during Monday’s regular meeting.

The topic comes up once or twice a year and was recently brought up by a couple commissioners. City Manager Amy Williams told the commission, in her pre-meeting report, that the commission met at a later time in previous years and attendance by residents was low. She said audience attendance increased when the meetings were moved to 5:30 p.m.

Commissioner Ed Hahn made a motion to move the meetings to 7 p.m. During discussion, commissioners Bruce Krieger and Ann Genson suggested that members of the community be surveyed before a decision is made. Genson said while several meeting attendees had indicated two meetings ago that they would like to have the meetings changed, those residents did not necessarily represent the entire community. She added that while those attending the 5:30 p.m. meeting were obviously capable of attending the 5:30 p.m. meetings, though a majority had indicated they would rather have the meetings at a later time.

Commissioner Marcy Spencer said she was not opposed to moving the meeting times but would rather see a 6:30 p.m. meeting time.

The motion was defeated by a 6-1 vote, Hahn being the only commissioner voting in favor of the change.

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