Council absences draw ire of mayor

first_imgCity Clerk Vida Tolman said since there is no city ordinance addressing absences, officials must look to state law for guidance. But according to the state code, if a council member misses all meetings within a 60-day period, the seat becomes vacant. Nothing in the code specifies what to do about sporadic absences, she said. “There is nothing on books, but usually the council makes a motion to excuse,” Tolman said. Council members’ pay is not docked for missing meetings, officials said. Armenta said he missed the past two meetings because of his parents’ ill health. Although he could not specify all the reasons for his previous absences, he said they were all “legitimate.” “With my parents getting older, they need me more now,” Armenta said. “I’m not forgetting my responsibilities to the residents. This is just Beilke being vindictive.” As for compensation, Armenta said the city never reduced his pay for missing council meetings. He said he would not be in favor of creating an absenteeism ordinance. “I’ll do what’s in the interest of the residents, but if I’m there or not, what will it accomplish?” Armenta said. “Ron has his three votes and his agenda.” Staff is expected to report on its findings at the next council meeting May 22. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Mayor Ron Beilke is calling for a review of the city’s policy on City Council members who repeatedly miss meetings. Beilke has asked city staffers to look into what rules, if any, address council absenteeism. He singled out Councilman David Armenta, who recently failed to attend two consecutive meetings. Beilke said Armenta was abdicating his responsibility by missing more meetings than any other council member. Armenta said Beilke was being “vindictive.” City documents show Armenta missed eight meetings over the past 12 months. However, the documents do not specify if he had been excused from the meetings. Over that same 12-month period, Beilke missed one meeting; Councilman Gregory Salcido missed two; former Councilman Carlos Garcia missed two; and former Councilman Pete Ramirez missed two meetings. “I’m on a fact-finding mission,” Beilke said Monday. “I want to know what the parameters are, or if there’s a policy we can draft. We voted on a $750,000 contract last meeting and \ wasn’t there. Do we continue to allow this?” Council members receive a monthly salary of $882, which includes $30 a month they receive for attending Redevelopment Agency meetings and another $30 a month for attending Housing Agency meetings. last_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 30/01/12Ladies Board:Congratulations  to  Meabh  Mc  Daid  and  Lauren  Mc Ilwaine  who  were  both  selected  on the Donegal   U 14  panel,  Lauren  has  also  been  appointed  joint team  Captain.  Congratulations  also  to Holly  Mc Daid  who  was  selected  for  the Donegal U  16  panel.The  finals  of the 2011 Karen  Mc Glynn  competition were  played on Saturday evening.  Despite  the  inclement  weather  the  competition was  completed  with Termon defeating  a  gallant  Milford in the  final  and  St  Michaels  overcoming  St  Eunans  in the  shield  final.  Afterwards  Harry Mc  Glynn on  behalf  of  the Mc Glynn family  presented the  Karen  Mc Glynn trophy  to  joint  Termon captains  Geraldine  Mc  Laughlin  and  Petra Mc Cafferty. The  Ladies  board  would  like  to thank  all parents, mentors, players and officials  who supported this  event to make it such  a  memorable  occasion.Congratulations  to Geraldine  Mc Laughlin  who received the  Donegal Secondary  School  Girl award,  and  Mel O Donnell  Killmacrenan  who  received  the  Primary  School  teacher award  at  the  Donegal  Sport  Star  awards on  Friday  night . The club intend to have a Junior ladies team again this year given the success last year. If you are interested in playing this coming year, please contact Harry McGlynn on 086 850 0734.Minor Board:The Under 12 & Under 14 Boys Squads continue training in the Craoibhin on Fridays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm . All new players are welcome in those age groups, any queries contact either PJ McFadden on 086 864 1159 or Bernard Gallagher on 087 694 9165.The Minor Board have produced an excellent 2012 calendar which is for sale in Gracie Stores, The Lagoon, Mandy Sweeney’s and The Millbridge store. Calendars cost €10. Eddie Harkin, Minor Board Chairman can also be contacted for a calendar on 086 608 2512. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in the Lagoon, Termon on Friday last. The winning numbers were 5,6,8 and 22. There was no Jackpot winner, There was 3 winners in the open draw Hugh Rodden, Charlie Boyle and Sarh Kho won €10 each. Next weeks draw takes place in McClaffertys, Churchill. Paul Doherty and Patrick + Essie McGrenra are the coordinators. The jackpot now is €1650.Club Social:The club will be hosting a Mr and Mrs in the Lagoon on the 17th of February 2012. A good nights craic is guaranteed. More details in the coming weeks.The club social night takes place on the 10th of March 2012.  Save the date now, more details and tickets will be available in the coming weeks. Other:Congratulations to former club member James Harkin on winning the Club Person of the year at the Chloich Cheann Fhaola GAA dinner dance at the weekend.The Burn Road pitch will now be closed until the 25th of March to allow for routine maintenance.GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more