The Prairie du Chien Common Council revisited the issue of reducing its own size from 12 members to eight, during Tuesday night’s bi-monthly meeting. The item had been tabled at the March 4 meeting on a 6-5 vote with council members Kyle Kozelka, Karen Solomon, Jean Titlbach, Nate Gilberts and Jamie Wagar opposed to the tabling.
Following the March 4 meeting, councilwoman Sharon Boylen contacted the city administrator and asked that her vote be changed from a “yes” to either “no” or “abstain.” Per Robert’s Rules of Order, a member can make the change only by permission of the assembly. If objection is made, a motion may be made to grant the permission, and that motion is then non-debatable.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Mayor Dave Hemmer asked if there was any objection from the council to Boylen changing her vote. Frank Pintz stated he was opposed. Hemmer asked for a motion. Kozelka motioned and Solomon seconded that motion to allow Boylen to change her vote.