THE CHARTER SPEAKS ON “BONO FIDE” EMERGENCY MEETINGS

Section 2.05 Procedures.

(a) Meetings. The Town Council shall meet at least once each month or as outlined and established by resolution adopted by the Town Council. Special meetings may be called by the Mayor or any two (2) Council members upon twenty-four (24) hours notice to the other Council members. Emergency meetings may be called by the Mayor or any two (2) Council members for consideration of bona fide emergencies upon notice to the other Council Members.

An emergency event is a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected incident or occurrence that requires an immediate reaction or assistance for emergency situations faced by the recipients of the public. The main purpose of such assistance is to bring the situation under control and to restore normality.

INSURANCE DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT A “BONA FIDE EMERGENCY” ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY COULD HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED AND VOTED ON TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO THE MEETING OR AT ANY OF THE FOUR MEETINGS PRIOR TO THE “BONA FIDE EMERGENCY”. ADDITIONALLY TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS DID NOT CALL THE MEETING. THE MEETING WAS CALLED BY PAM TOMLISON, NOT A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL.

THE CHARTER PROVISIONS ARE CLEAR. IT MUST BE A BONA FIDE EMERGENCY AND THE MEETING MUST BE CALLED BY TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS SINCE THE MAYOR DIDN”T CALLTHE NON-EMERGENCY MEETING. WEDNESDAY’S FARCE  OF A MEETING DID NOT QUALIFY A MEETING THAT FIT THE CRITERA OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING SIMPLY BECAUSE IT WAS NOT AN EMERGENCY. THE CHARTER IS CLEAR. ADDITIONALLY THERE WAS NOT 24 HOURS (NOT ONE DAY AS THE MANAGER SAID) BETWEEN WHEN THE MEETING WAS ILLEGALLY CALLED AND THE MEETING ITSELF.

THE REAL QUESTION IS WHAT IS “BONO FIDE” HERE IS THE DEFINITION FROM BLACK’S LEGAL DICTIONARY AND WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY:

What is BONA FIDE? – BY BLACKS LEGAL DICTIONARY
In or with good faith; honestly, openly, and sincerely; without deceit or fraud. Truly; actually; without simulation or pretense. Innocently; in the attitude of trust and confidence; without notice of fraud, etc. The phrase “bona fide” is often used ambiguously ; thus, the expression “a bona fide holder for value” may either mean a holder for real value, as opposed to a holder for pretended value, or it may mean a holder for real value without notice of any fraud, etc

COMMON USEAGE OF “BONO FIDE” – BY WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY

bo·na fide
/ˈbōnə ˌfīd,ˈbänə ˌfīd,ˌbōnə ˈfīdē,ˌbōnə ˈfēdā/
adjective
adjective: bona fide; adjective: bonafide
1.
genuine; real.
“only bona fide members of the company are allowed to use the logo”
synonyms:
authentic, genuine, real, true, actual, sterling, sound, legal, legitimate, lawful, valid, unadulterated, unalloyed, proper, straight, fair and square; More
informal honest-to-goodness, legit, pukka, on the level, the real McCoy
“each partner is entitled to an indemnity for all bona fide expenses”
antonyms:
fake, bogus
adverb Law
adverb: bona fide; adverb: bonafide
1.
sincerely; without intention to deceive.
“the court will assume that they have acted bona fide”

THIS TOWN MANAGER  IS INCAPABLE OF BEING authentic, genuine, real, true, actual, sterling, sound, legal, legitimate, lawful, valid, unadulterated, unalloyed, proper, straight, fair and square; More informal honest-to-goodness, legit, pukka, on the level, the real McCoy OF ACTING SINCERELY OR WITHOUT INTENTION TO DECEIVE. NOR DID SHE OPERATE THIS WAY, IN THIS MATTER. SHE LIED TO THE COUNCIL FOR THE REASONS STATED ABOVE.

SHE ASSERTED THAT SHE HAD A BONO FIDE ASSURANCE FROM THE TOWN ATTORNEY. COULDN’T GET AN ANSWER FROM THE TOWN ATTORNEY.

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