Tipp council meeting cancelled

By Cecilia Fox - cfox@civitasmedia.com

TIPP CITY — Due to a lack of quorum, Monday night’s Tipp City council meeting was cancelled.

The board of seven council members requires a minimum of four voting members be present in order to conduct business.

“Procedurally, we cannot go forward with a public meeting,” Council president Joe Gibson said. “The inability for us to achieve a quorum is because of an unexpected death in the family of one of the council members.”

Gibson and councilmen Tom Merritt and John Kessler were in attendance. Other members had previously alerted council that they could not be in attendance.

The meeting will not be rescheduled. The items on the agenda — a proclamation honoring the United Way and a resolution authorizing the disposal of surplus property — will be added to the agenda for the next meeting on June 19.

A study session planned for Monday night to discuss a proposed railroad overpass study will be rescheduled for the next meeting.

“We’ve determined that the study session that we had scheduled would also constitute part and parcel of the meeting,” Gibson said.

There will be no meeting on Monday, July 3, as part of council’s summer schedule.

By Cecilia Fox


Reach Cecilia Fox at cfox@civitasmedia.com.

Reach Cecilia Fox at cfox@civitasmedia.com.