Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh answers a question from Daily Record reporter Jeff Tucker during an editorial staff interview Thursday. Kintigh has been meeting monthly with the newspaper’s editorial team to address any and all questions from the staff and the public. (Randal Seyler Photo)
Editor’s note: This is the third in a monthly series of interviews with Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh by Roswell Daily Record staff. Those with a question for the mayor may send queries to Daily Record editor Timothy Howsare at email@example.com, or to staff writer Jeff Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a rule on the attendance of City Council members?
“No, there is no requirement that they attend,” Kintigh said.
How do you feel about the absenteeism of some city councilors at City Council meetings?
“It’s frustrating; summertime is understandable,” Kintigh said. “I am concerned that we have too much absences at times.”
Does the city have any facility to conference the City Council members who are physically absent?
“Yeah, you can,” Kintigh said. “Sharon Coll, the city clerk, and I are both rather frustrated with our whole telecommunications arrangement there in City Hall. The video over Cable One is not very good. We don’t have a good system of getting phone calls in. I don’t really like the phone calls coming in because then the councilors don’t have materials in front of them. Under the municipal code, that’s allowed, so we do it. I wish it was better. We need to work on that. We need to get that fixed.”