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Fredonia to change meeting format

Mayor Michael Sullivan will get an opportunity to revise how regular Monday evening Village Board meetings are conducted.

Board meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m., not 7:30 p.m., in the second floor trustee's room and will be televised by the local public access channel from the beginning. This way, the public will hear more of the discussions by the mayor and trustees on various issues.

The public portion of the meeting will be held in the beginning of the meeting instead of at the halfway point.

The meeting change is a trial and could revert to an untelevised workshop in the first-floor conference room and a televised 7:30 p.m. regular meeting in the second-floor trustee's room.

Sullivan also proposes to hold just two meetings a month. There now are four, two of which are informal workshops.

The mayor would like to eliminate the workshops, unless something of high importance comes up.

The board Monday night made no decision regarding the reduction of meetings. Trustees Gary Damico and Susan Mackay both said they believed the informal discussions of the workshops were important to conducting village business. The mayor said discussions could continue within the confines of a twice monthly meeting schedule.

The board meets again next Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall.

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