Augusta commission meetings canceled

Three meetings of Augusta commissioners scheduled for today were canceled because of commissioner absences.

The 12:50 p.m. meeting of the four-member public services committee was called off in the absence of Mayor Pro Tem Joe Bowles, who had a conflict, and Commissioner Matt Aitken, who is on vacation, according to City Administrator Fred Russell.

The cancelation means commissioners will take no action on terminating a contract with Mobility Transit, which was a public services agenda item.

The city's administrative services committee meeting was called Monday off because of the absences of Aitken and Commissioner Al Mason, who also is vacationing.

Commissioners were to discuss a contract to outsource human resources to Automatic Data Processing during the administrative services meeting.

With Mayor Deke Copenhaver speaking at a New York conference on veterans care today and Commissioner J.R. Hatney out because of illness, the five absences mean a 12 p.m. called legal meeting also must be canceled because of the lack of a quorum.

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