No Quorum for Jonesboro Council Meeting

A quorum of members failed to show up for last night’s meeting of the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen. Only Randy Layfield and Randy Shows were on hand for the scheduled 7 PM meeting.

However, some business was conducted. At 6:30 PM, a budget public hearing was held and public comment was solicited on the amended budget that was introduced at the 7/20/10 board of aldermen special meeting.

No one on the board or from the considerable public crowd spoke up.

No official action could be taken at the council meeting, due to the lack of a quorum, but the board did hear from D. B. Graff, President of Cothren, Graff, Smoak Engineering, Inc. of Shreveport. Graff reported on the bids for apron paving at the Jonesboro Airport. Ninety-five percent of the money for that project is to come from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant, and 5% from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

Low bidder was Gilchrist Construction of Alexandria. The other bidder was D & J Construction of West Monroe.

As paperwork for the FAA grant has a deadline of the end of the week, a special called meeting of the board is to be scheduled within the next day or two, so that approval can be granted.

4 Responses to “No Quorum for Jonesboro Council Meeting”

  1. Jonesboro Aldermen at Noon Today « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] Jonesboro Aldermen at Noon Today By Walter Abbott The Town of Jonesbor’s Board of Aldermen will meet at noon today (9/15/10) and try for a quorum and conduct business they were unable to conduct at last night’s meeting. […]

  2. Jonesboro Aldermen Adopt 2010 Budget « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] Board of Aldermen today adopted the town’s 2010-2011 budget in a noon meeting. Last night the body didn’t have quorum and was only able to conduct the required public hearing on the […]

  3. Outside Observer Says:

    I suppose Mr. Shows was the only member seeking re-election that felt actually attending a council meeting and tending to the buisness of the town was more important that being out soliciting votes.

  4. Simmons, Graff Major Contributors to Thompson « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] See the story here. No Quorum for Jonesboro Council Meeting […]

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