Ready To Get Started: Century Charter Review Committee Meets

November 13, 2019

The Century Charter Review Committee met Tuesday evening with no real discussion taking place about specific elements of the charter.

Chairperson Mary Hudson Bourgeois told Interim City Manager Buz Eddy that the committee needs agendas prepared in advance. Brief mention was made that attorney Gerald McKenzie has volunteered to offer free advice to the committee. Member Evelyn Hammond said she would like to see better attendance by committee members; only six of 10 members have attended the last two meetings.

The committee heard a presentation on meeting procedures and Robert’s Rules of Order. They also reviewed paper copies of a Powerpoint presentation presented to the town council last May by Lynn Tipton with the Florida League of Cities that explained charters.

But during the hour-long meeting, the committee held no specific discussion of Century’s charter.

“I’m tired of dragging it out,” vice-chair Shelisa Abraham said. “I just want to get started.” photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Ready To Get Started: Century Charter Review Committee Meets”

  1. Duke of Wabeek on November 16th, 2019 10:44 am

    Regarding that “Century Town Charter”; may I suggest a hammer and a stake; or a match.

  2. chris on November 13th, 2019 6:43 pm

    “reviewed paper copies of a Powerpoint presentation” from last May. Pretty cutting edge there. What a waste of time and effort. Typifies Century perfectly.

  3. IMHO on November 13th, 2019 11:16 am

    Maybe I can help. Open Charter to page 1. Read it. Any changes? Ok. Turn to page two…..

  4. tg on November 13th, 2019 10:00 am

    Complete waste of time.

  5. Russ Farley on November 13th, 2019 8:19 am

    Lady with the folded arms is sending bad body language….folded arms indicate you’re not open to discussion and already have your own opinions. If that’s the case, meeting adjourned.

  6. M in Bratt on November 13th, 2019 6:58 am

    Sooo, She wants Buzzsaw to write the agenda and tell them what to discuss? Sounds like this committee is already dying a slow death just like the town.

  7. James on November 13th, 2019 4:58 am

    Perhaps they’re not pictured, or perhaps they actually werent in attendance, but it’s good to see Hawkins and other council members aren’t present keeping an eye over and a thumb on the committee meetings.

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