Muskego Council Revisits Lake Park Plan, But Only On The Agenda
Council members did not bring discussion to floor, therefore vote in favor of lake park stands.
The Muskego Common Council had the opportunity to discuss a reconsideration of the resolution to purchase two parcels of land, known as the Dilworth/Cherek properties at its meeting at Lake Denoon Middle School Tuesday night.
However, no discussion was brought to the floor for the reconsideration, as it is only allowed by 'yea' votes on the resolution (Aldermen Snead, Werner, Schaumber and Fiedler cast these votes on Jan. 24). As none of these Aldermen brought the measure to the floor, discussion was nil, and the 4-3 decision in favor of the resolution stood.
However, the evening was not without some initial confusion regarding parlimentary procedure.
Tracy Snead asked to address the council after the opportunity to discuss had passed, and suggested an ad hoc committee be formed among all parties, for example representatives Muskego Proud, Muskego for Ethical Government and the Parks Board. Snead said the job of this committee would be to work on the question of costs, which she said seemed to be the greatest concern.
However, because the suggestion was placed under 'communications and miscellaneous business' no further formal discussion could be brought to the floor because (per parlimentary procedure) as the specific topic was not originally on the agenda. A future council meeting will allow for such discussion among all of the council members.