After a cancelled work session late last week, the Bowman City Council will meet this evening at long last.
Discussion was expected to take place during a scheduled work session on Thursday between the council and mayor about the vetoes that were made during a called meeting last month that put off three personnel decisions made by the council.
After the June 20th called meeting, Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson said the vetoes were done as a financial measure, saying the city could not afford to move forward with those decisions.
“And, if we go forward with hiring and doing this kind of pay raise the citizens of Bowman are going to have to pay for it, And I at this point in time do not see where we’re going to get some money,” said Johnson.
Another called meeting was held earlier this month on July 12th, in which the purpose was to discuss whether or not the mayor had the power to make those decisions.
Bowman City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Pete Gibbons said during that meeting, the latest version of the Bowman City Charter removed veto powers from the mayor.
The issue should come full circle this evening, as the mayor and entire city council are expected to come together for the first time since the vetoes were made.
Tonight’s regular meeting will be held at Bowman City Hall beginning at 7:00pm; the meeting is open for the public to attend.