Irvington town council proceeds with discussion, excluding public comment

Madison White Franks

by Madison White Franks

To allow public comment or not stalled a special town council work session in Irvington on Monday, January 14.

The work session was scheduled to discuss the town’s vision statement, comprehensive plan and town code.

This is a special meeting workshop where the council members will discuss issues on the agenda,” said council member Kathleen Pollard. “The public is invited to watch and encouraged to submit concerns during the next town council regular meeting February 14 or submit concerns to the town office prior to the meeting.”

Planning commission members Mike Matthieson and Cay Bradley also participated in the meeting.

If anyone wants to amend the agenda, according to the town code it must be voted on and passed unanimously, said town manager Roy Kime.

Council member Fran Westbrook said there had been an e-mail from a member of the public who wished to comment on the agenda before the meeting officially began.

Council members Mike Bombay and Pollard disagreed with receiving public comment.

I think we should just go with the agenda. They have had opportunities…