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SOUTH SIOUX CITY COUNCIL & MAYOR SUSPEND PUBLIC COMMENTS AT MEETINGS

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY MAYOR ROD KOCH BEGAN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY BY ANNOUNCING THAT PUBLIC COMMENTS WOULD NO LONGER BE ALLOWED DURING THE COUNCIL MEETINGS:

OC…………FURTHER NOTICE. :08

CITY ATTORNEY MIKE SCHMIEDT THEN EXPLAINED THAT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED UNDER STATE LAW:

OC………IT’S NOT REQUIRED. :21

THE LAWSUITS BEING REFERRED TO INVOLVE RESIDENTS SUING THE CITY AND BIG OX ENERGY OVER ODORS IN THEIR HOMES.

SCHMIEDT’S COMMENTS BROUGHT A RESPONSE FROM JOHN GOODIER, ONE OF THOSE RESIDENTS WHO HAS FREQUENTLY ATTENDED THE COUNCIL MEETINGS:

OC…………CONSENT AGENDA. :20

GOODIER WAS NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK AND THE COUNCIL MEETING CONTINUED.

THE CITY HASN’T INDICATED WHEN THEY WILL CONSIDER RESUMING PUBLIC COMMENTS AT THEIR COUNCIL MEETINGS.