Quitman board meeting canceled when three aldermen didn't attend
By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
July 18, 2001
QUITMAN Three aldermen failed to attend the Tuesday night Quitman town board meeting, canceling it and leaving several issues unresolved including city employee overtime pay and street paving bids.
Mayor Tommy Blackburn, Alderman Robert Donald, Alderman Lavon Wade, town employees and others waited about an hour Tuesday night for the other three board members to make it to the 6 p.m. meeting.
Without the three missing board members, the board was without a quorum and unable to consider city business. So the board's second regular meeting of July was canceled.
After two phone calls, the mayor and two aldermen believed that two absent board members were out of town and another was ill.
Besides overtime pay and street paving, other issues left unresolved included a personnel matter and a decision about repairing a truck in the town's street department. Blackburn did not know when the meeting could be rescheduled.