Monday, January 27, 2014

Special Workshop Meeting This Wednesday

The agenda has been posted for this month's special workshop meeting, which will take place on January 29, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. You can view a copy of the agenda at the below link:

Special Workshop Meeting Agenda - January 29, 2014

The "special" designation on the agenda indicates that the Council will be able to present and vote on agenda items, just like a regular Tuesday evening meeting. It appears that the reason for calling a special meeting this month is to have an initial reading and consideration of Ordinance 14-01. This will allow the final vote on Ordinance 14-01 to take place before the upcoming election on March 11.

The text of proposed Ordinance 14-01 can be found attached to the above meeting agenda. In short, it provides for changing the canvassing requirements for local elections in Belle Isle. Instead of a meeting of the City Council (less any members up for reelection) within 10 days of the election, as was previously required under the City Code, the canvassing will be performed by a canvassing board consisting of the following:
  • one member of the City Council to be designated by the City Council
  • the City Manager or his designee
  • the City Clerk
  • one citizen of Belle Isle to be appointed by the City Council
It also changes the timing requirement for the meeting of the canvassing board, requiring it to occur within three days after the election, "or as soon thereafter as reasonably possible."

The City Council may also consider other matters not specifically listed on the meeting agenda, so please be sure to attend the meeting if you can make it!


  1. Thank you for the notice, however, I am unable to open the Agenda link.

    1. It's a PDF file and works fine for me.


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