UC meeting brief, worth a merit badge

UC meeting brief, worth a merit badge
By KEVIN BOWDEN
Staff Reporter
Just under two minutes.
That’s how long it took the Union City city council to take care of business Tuesday night. It was also how long it took 10 Boy Scouts to earn their Civics Merit Badges.
Scoutmaster Shea Riley brought his Scouts from Troop 55 to Tuesday night’s council meeting to learn how city government works.
“It was a good one,” Riley’s son, Will, said with a smile after the meeting.
“It was short,” fellow Scout Austin Dale Jefferson added.
Tuesday night’s meeting was opened in prayer by city attorney Jim Glasgow Jr. and the council appointed Dan Boykin to a three-year term on the Parks & Conservation Board. There were no nominations for vacancies on the Municipal-Regional Planning Commission, the Civic Auditorium Commit-tee or the Board of Zoning Appeals.
There was no one at the meeting with a grievance or complaint.
The meeting was then adjourned by Mayor Terry Hailey in just under two minutes.
The matter of appointments to the other three city committees will be taken up at the council’s next meeting, according to council member Danny Leggett.
“We’ve discussed a couple of names, but we need to do more checking,” council member Judy Robinson said about the vacancy on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Meanwhile, the rest of the council members and those in the audience slowly made their way out of the Municipal Building following the brief council meeting.
The group of Scouts near the back of the courtroom hung around for a few minutes after the meeting to talk with Hailey.
Staff Reporter Kevin Bowden may be contacted by email at kmbowden @ucmessenger.com.
Published in The Messenger 2.8.12

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