Browning back on board, Council now has quorum

According to a press release received late Wednesday, Brady’s City Attorney Terry Norman announced that Councilman Jack Browning has rescinded his resignation originally submitted last Friday. With this most recent development, the Brady City Council now has the appropriate number of members to meet quorum requirements as prescribed by the City Charter thus ending any potential problems previously created by the mass resignation that occurred last Friday. According to the press release, the Brady City Council has also called a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. to be held in Council Chambers at Brady City Hall. Included on the agenda for the meeting is the acceptance of resignations of Mayor Clarence Friar and Councilmen Donald Barley and Matt Mills. Also included on the agenda is the calling of a special election for Jan. 20, 2001 to fill the vacant seats created by the resignations. Appointing a Mayor Pro-Tem will also be conducted during the meeting. After the special meeting, the Council will proceed with the daily operations of the City as well as continue with the project of hiring a city manager. As of Wednesday afternoon, all City offices were continuing normal operations and employees had been assured that payroll checks would be signed and distributed. According to Councilman Larry Sharp, both he and Councilman Jesse McAnally have been in close contact with the city attorney to ensure the proper procedures are being followed in dealing with the lack of a city manager and complete council. A meeting with all city department heads on Monday assured them (the remaining members of the Council) that operations will continue as normal.

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