Mifflin council member suspended from council, hearing scheduled for next month

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Mifflin Council Meeting

Jan. 13 meeting

KEY ACTION At the first council meeting of 2022, Mifflin Council voted to suspend a fellow council member, Joyce Amos, charging her with disorderly conduct and misfeasance.

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DISCUSSION Council member Philene Craig read the motion to council, citing Ohio Basic Code for Amos' alleged misdeeds.

"As a member of the Village of Mifflin legislative authority, we have a right to punish or expel any member for disorderly conduct or violations of its rules, according to the Ohio Basic Code," Craig said. "I am charging you with disorderly conduct for the name calling of residents of this village on a Facebook page."

The motion passed 4-2 with Amos and council member Pam Crain dissenting.

During the suspension period, Amos can't partake in council. Essentially, she's inactive until her hearing.

Amos is entitled to a hearing at the next scheduled council meeting, which is the second Thursday of every month.

OTHER ACTION

  • Mifflin resident Patty Dean was elected to council due to an open seat needing filled. The vote was 5-1 with Amos dissenting.

UP NEXT Council will hold a special reorganization committee meeting Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.

This article originally appeared on Ashland Times Gazette: Mifflin council member suspended from council, hearing scheduled

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