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Lack of quorum cancels meeting
The Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) continues without a chief, and the issue remains on the back burner after the Stockdale City Council failed to muster a quorum for its April 1 meeting.
The department has been without a chief since Edwin Baker resigned from the position in early February. (See “Stockdale VFD members take stand for former chief,” March 12.) The matter was on the council’s April 1 agenda for discussion and possible action.
A sign in the front entrance of City Hall April 1 advised the public of the meeting’s cancellation. However, notice was not posted on the city’s electronic marquee.
The April 1 council meeting, had it occurred, may not have complied with the Texas Open Meetings Act. The agenda for the meeting was not posted on the city’s marquee and the agenda posted in the window at City Hall was not visible from outside the building.
The meeting was rescheduled for April 7.
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