In a 4-1 vote Monday night, the newly convened St. Joseph city council, including new council member Matt Killam, decided to move its meetings from the first and third Thursday nights of the month to the first and third Monday nights of the month. Meetings will continue to be held at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers in city hall.
The dissenting vote was Bob Loso, who was concerned no council member could provide a good reason to move the meetings besides personal preference. In response to his concern, council member Dale Wick asked city administrator Judy Weyrens whether it would be more convenient for city staff to meet on a Monday night, and Weyrens seemed to agree meeting right after a weekend would be more beneficial to staff.
After the meeting, council member Renee Symanietz said Monday nights would also be more convenient for residents and members of the council who attend school sporting events.