During a discussion about city staff salaries, frustration mounted among the Conway mayor and aldermen who were not involved in the human resources committee and did not know the reasoning behind some of the committee’s decisions.
“This is too good of an opportunity for me to miss,” said Mayor Tab Townsell. “Committee systems for council are stupid for that very point. Because everybody needs to hear all information. Not half of you hash it out and then come back and the other half have to hash it out.”
According to Felicia Rogers, executive assistant to the mayor, the city council has two committees aldermen serve on — the Finance and Audit Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee.
The finance committee was created on March 2, 2010 by Ordinance O-10-10 and amended to add more duties with Ordinance O-11-83.
The ad hoc committee was created Oct. 11, 2011 by Ordinance O-11-84.
Townsell said in the short discussion during the meeting that committees of the whole work better.
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