Meeting recap: Rain check on new HVAC system at Harvey Public Library after trustees break quorum
Twenty minutes after the meeting began, officials were required to adjourn because they no longer had the required attendance to conduct city business after one trustee abruptly left the virtual meeting.
January 12, 2023
Library Director Xavier Menzies: Present
President Tamika Price: Present
Vice President Roberta Patterson: Absent
Treasurer JoAnn Nesbitt: Absent
Secretary Charwana Morgan: Absent
Trustee Monique Williams: Present
Trustee Yadira Garcia: Absent
Trustee Anthony McCaskill: Present
The big picture
Board trustees were required to adjourn the meeting due to lack of quorum after Trustee Charwana Morgan, initially present, was no longer present in the virtual meeting.
President Price remarked that Morgan appeared to be at a youth cheerleading practice. The board requires four members minimum be present to conduct official business.
Joseph Zeiler, a mechanical engineer at P.E./Superior Engineering, was present to deliver a presentation on a new HVAC system as part of an open bid.
Ending the meeting early
Almost 20 minutes into the meeting, right before Zeiler was about to begin their presentation, library board attorney Maryclare Touchy indicated the meeting needed to adjourn because the body lacked quorum. Touchy said Zeiler couldn’t deliver the presentation as a result.
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