The Maywood Board of Trustees is expected to approve a motion to decrease the number of times it meets from four times a month, (or once a week), to twice a month.
This would effectively mean that the Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meetings that were held twice a month will now only be held when they’re necessary.
According to an Aug. 10 memo drafted by the village’s contracted law firm, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, the LLOC, which is a committee comprising all of the board members, will hold meetings on an ‘on-call’ basis as needed.”
During an interview last month, Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet said that the revamped meeting arrangement could actually translate into more board decisions being made.
And during an LLOC meeting on Aug. 9, Trustee Isiah Brandon, who requested that the item be placed on the agenda for that night’s meeting, said that the move would free up time for more meaningful interactions.
“I believe that there needs to be a shift back to the old scheduling system the village was accustomed to,” said Brandon. “From my research, we’re the only town in the area that has a meeting every single week. I believe we can use that additional time to connect with constituents and to make it to the other meetings that are happening in the community.”
The board voted unanimously on Aug. 9 to move the motion to a regular meeting on Aug. 15, where final approval for the motion is likely to be voted on. VFP