My e-mail follow up to the Grafton Police Chief:
I have just been informed of the letter you wrote to Mr. Sky regarding getting the Open Carry Ordinance removed from the Grafton books. I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.
While reading your reply, I see you stated that “The Chairman has directed that the issue be placed on the January 12, 2010 Public Safety Committee agenda for discussion.” Having this item on the agenda is definitely the correct step to remedy this situation; however, I must point out a possible oversight. Perhaps your wording in the letter to Mr. Sky was a simple error, or perhaps this has been overlooked. The proper way to list this item on the agenda would be, “Discuss/Approve the removal of ordinance....”. By simply putting Discuss on the agenda, follow proper meeting rules, the committee will have no ability to vote/approve the removal of said ordinance.
Due to the ordinance being void and un-enforceable anymore, I don’t see much need to discuss its removal, other than to explain the reason why it needs to be removed, then to approve removing it. By listing the agenda item as Discuss, you restrict yourselves in the ability to approve its removal, and will only lead to having to table this issue for the next meeting. That will only take more time, clog up your next meetings agenda with un-necessary items, waste your committees time and any residents who wish to show up, leave an un-enforceable ordinance on the books, and also waste more taxpayer money.
Again, if this was merely and over-sight in your typing I apologize for this e-mail. If it was an over-sight by your committee chairman, please simply direct him to make sure it states Approve, or Discuss/Approve so it may be properly removed from the books in a timely manner.
Thank you very much for your time.
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Grafton, WI 53024
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