The Greenfield City Council will now meet on different nights each month.
The council will now meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at city hall, as opposed to meeting the first Monday and third Tuesday, as they are right now.
The council held their first reading of the measure, which required an ordinance change, at their Tuesday, April 19 meeting. Their next meeting was Monday, May 2, when the second reading was given. The council waived the third reading.
“We pay bills once a month. When the first meeting is the first Monday of the month, like this month it was on the 2nd, we don’t have hardly any bills to pay,” Greenfield City Clerk Laura Wolfe said. “When we push that back a little bit, we can have more bills to pay that the council can approve before checks are issued. It gives the council a little more control over paying their bills.”
Wolfe explained that Mondays were not chosen because of several civic organizations and other city councils in the area that typically meet the second Monday of each month. The new dates will simply be easier to remember, too, she said.
“The council didn’t want people to not be able to participate in city council meetings,” Wolfe said.
As a result of the new times, the next city council meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.
For other city business, see the official minutes of this meeting in the public notices section of this edition.