McCleary residents looking to stay informed about city government actions will need to clear up their calendars for an extra night moving forward.
Following unanimous approval by McCleary councilmembers and Mayor Chris Miller, council meetings will now be held twice a month. The shift comes several months after the council voted to lower the number of meetings from twice to once a month.
McCleary Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Lindsay Blumberg said the idea to increase the number of meetings had been floating around but got resolved during the April 12 council meeting.
“One of the councilmembers asked for the meetings to go back to twice a month due to such large agendas and they wanted to be in the loop more than once a month to which everyone agreed,” Blumberg said via email.
The approval of an additional monthly meeting comes after an unusually high attendance mark for the April 12 meeting as citizens voiced their concerns about the day-to-day operations of city government and the direction the rural town is headed. The meeting also saw Mayor Miller accused of targeting and bullying city employees, a notion he vehemently denied.
For people interested in attending any future McCleary City Council meetings, they will be held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at City Hall, in McCleary. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.
Contact Reporter Allen Leister at 360-463-3572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.