The regular Gardner City Council meeting scheduled for Dec. 19 has been cancelled, and Edgerton has rescheduled their Dec. 21 meeting for Dec. 15 due to the holiday.
So far in 2016, five Gardner city council meetings have been cancelled due to lack of quorum: April 18, June 6, Oct. 3, Nov. 11 and Nov. 21. A reason for the Dec. 21 cancellation has not yet been provided.
Although three council meetings were cancelled in 2015, special meetings were called to conduct city business. In 2015, Gardner council meetings cancelled were July 6 (rescheduled for July 13), Aug. 3 (rescheduled for Aug. 10) and Nov. 11 (rescheduled for Nov. 23).
According to Gardners Governing Rules of Procedure, adopted in July, 2015, business commitments are not a good excuse for absences; however, the rules, thru omission, exempt council members from attendance requirements. There does not appear to be an attendance policy for council members. Council meetings are regularly scheduled the first and third Monday of each month.
Edgertons Dec. 15 agenda includes an executive session, a resolution establishing fees and rates for permits, licenses and services within the city and reports by the mayor and city administrator.