City of Placerville
SPECIAL City Council Meeting
Placerville City Hall
July 3, 2020
Friday, 3:30 PM
Mayor – Brian J Davies
Council – Jim Wells, Dennis Waters, Rick Barber, George Butters
City Clerk – Julie Randolph
CALL TO ORDER 3:30 PM
ESTABLISH QUORUM by City Clerk
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Lead by Mayor Davies
APPROVE AGENDA (action item) A motion to approve the Agenda was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Waters 2nd. Motion passed.
FIREWORKS (action item)
Mayor Davies asked council how they felt about the fireworks. Each council member spoke about their thoughts. Councilman Butters spoke first. Councilman Wells spoke 2nd. Councilman Barber spoke 3rd. Councilman Wells spoke 4th. Liability of the city came up so Mayor Davies spoke about an email from the city attorney. Mayor Davies opened up the discussion to constituents. Several constituents spoke about keeping the fireworks. Several constituents spoke about not having the fireworks. Constituents offered suggestions for the maintenance of safety. They also spoke about tradition.
Mayor Davies called for a vote. Councilman Waters made a motion to cancel the fireworks. Councilman Wells 2nd. Councilman Barber and Councilman Butters denied. Mayor Davies spoke about the difficult tie breaking decision. He ruled in favor of keeping the fireworks. Motion failed.
Constituents made comments.
ADJOURN MEETING 4:05 PM
Mayor Brian J Davies ___________________________________ City Clerk Julie Randolph