For many years now the Kent County Commissioners met every Tuesday at 6pm, except on rare occasions when it was announced that a meeting would be cancelled or rescheduled.
Correction: In June In 2018 the commissioners changed the schedule to two Tuesdays a month and it was confusing and poorly announced, according to a citizen who arrived one Tuesday recently to find the door locked at the R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr. Kent County Government Center at 400 High St.
The citizen was aware of a few others who experienced the same locked door and questioned whether fewer meetings would result in longer meetings, which would discourage people from attending.
If you have comments on the meeting schedule changes, contact the commissioners directly.
Commissioner President Tom Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Ron Fithian, email@example.com
Commissioner Bob Jacob, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Schedule through end of 2019
September 3, 2019 6:00 p.m. Meeting
September 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. Meeting
October 1, 2019 6:00 p.m. Meeting
October 15, 2019 10:00 a.m. Meeting
October 29, 2019 6:00 p.m. Meeting
November 5, 2019 6:00 p.m. Meeting
November 19, 2019 10:00 a.m. Meeting
December 3, 2019 6:00 p.m. Meeting
December 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Correction: When this story first ran it was published that the Commissioners’ meetings went to every two weeks in June of this year. This was incorrect. The two-week intervals began last year. The Spy regrets the error.
On Thursday Kent County Administrator Shelley Heller disputed that the schedule went to every other Tuesday this June and said, “We have been doing meetings every other Tuesday now for a few years”
This was also incorrect as the schedule change began just last year.
She also said it was not uncommon still for citizens to get the meeting dates wrong and discover a locked door.