My preparation for city council meetings usually starts with me communicating with the city manager about upcoming Items that have come up through the duration of time between meetings. The agenda is posted on the Thursday before the Tuesday meeting before every meeting. Duncan meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Should I need any additional input from the city staff, I work through the city manager to gather that information. If it is a site specific item – I go to the area and review the area that will be impacted or contact citizens that will be affected.
Most of the agenda items are redundant or self-explanatory due to my years of experience but it is against the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act for me to discuss any item with more than one other member of the board.
I do the best I can to balance the priorities of the City of Duncan with personal, work and church responsibilities. The City of Duncan duties require me to sit on many boards and commissions as well as the appearances required by the office of mayor.
To contact Duncan Mayor Ritchie Dennington, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.