In a strange interpretation of the council rules, the council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to put the topic of initiating a study to see if the municipal court will fit on the 5th floor of city hall by voting to initiate a study to see if the municipal court will fit on the 5th floor of city hall.
Confused? So are we. Apparently, at Tuesday’s meeting the council could only discuss if they want to do it, not vote to actually do it. So, at the next meeting, the council will vote to actually have city staff conduct the study. Not sure why anyone would change their vote, it’s the same topic but we guess those are the rules.
The good news: Council members John Knutsen, Rick Hansen, Kent Boyle, and Don Malloy are attempting to gather information into a potential huge savings of city funds, as well as utilizing city hall more efficiently.
The bad news: Council members Nicole Martineau, Tami Brouillet, and Kathy Turner has no interest in even seeing if this huge savings is a possibility.
Here is a link to the video from Tuesday night’s meeting. On the left hand side, scroll down to item #9 on the agenda and click it to see the discussion on moving the court.