Council adds teeth to decorum rules


By Dave Lindeman - For the Courier



HUBER HEIGHTS — Huber Heights City Council has made efforts to make sure its members don’t get personal during meetings. Those efforts include a “councilmember decorum” section in the rules of council.

On Monday night, council added an “or else” clause to the rules.

By a 6-2 vote, council approved an enforcement revision to the decorum rules, which states: “For repeated offenses, the presiding officer shall put the question of whether the offender shall be removed from the meeting which shall be determined by a vote of three-fourths of councilmembers then present (excluding the offender) without debate.”

The policy states that “disparaging comments about a specific member of council’s personhood, political affiliations, or matters of a personal nature will be ruled out of order by the presiding officer.”

Council Members Janell Smith and Richard Shaw voted no.

By Dave Lindeman

For the Courier

Reach Dave Lindeman at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Dave Lindeman at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.