In a lengthy discussion, Gardner City Council members attempted to reach consensus on a document that would govern how council meetings are run.
The 15-page document addresses council organization and duties, conduct, meetings and schedules and guidelines for meeting behavior. It was designed using meeting rules from several area entities including Overland Park, Olathe, and Johnson County.
It’s an issue the council has discussed since a council meeting resolved into shouting and former council member Dennis Pugh drove to council member Larry Fotovich’s house following the meeting. Pugh tackled him, punched him and was charged with a misdemeanor. He resigned from the council, and former interim-city administrator later suggested the council consider rules of meeting conduct.
(Read more at the Gardner News)