Council interviewing nine for two seats on Nov. 30Published 9:52am Tuesday, November 24, 2009
By JOHN EBY
Dowagiac Daily News
After lacking a quorum for the second meeting in a row Monday night, Dowagiac City Council is looking ahead to interviewing nine candidates for two seats vacated by Wayne Comstock and Darron Murray.
Mayor Pro Tem Leon Laylin reported that the candidates will be quizzed by the committee beginning at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30.
“We’ll go ’til we’re done,” Laylin said.
“It will be nice to have a full house back,” Mayor Donald Lyons said, adding, “Obviously, we could use it.”
Dr. Charles Burling was absent.
Lyons said the new council members will be appointed at the Dec. 7 meeting.
Howard Hall agreed with the mayor landing a movie theater would be “a tough thing,” but suggested showing films at Beckwith Theatre as Dowagiac District Library has with its Filmentality! series.
Hall also said Lyons is “right on point when it came to volunteers running a youth program. It’s next to impossible to do. But I would be more than happy to help in any way I can, as far as grants go. Every summer, I research and find grant money for camps. There’s money out there if you gear it toward after school, drug abuse, pregnancy programs and abstinence.”
City Hall will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
City Hall reopens Monday, Nov. 30, at 8:30 a.m.