Columbus Council cancels Dec. 22 meeting; four sessions, four city holidays left in 2009

Columbus Council now has but four meetings left in 2009, and city workers that same number of days off.

Councilors voted this week to cancel a meeting scheduled for Dec. 22, three days before Christmas, which falls on a Friday this year. City workers will be off both that Friday and the Thursday before.

Their other two holidays remaining are Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, and the Friday immediately following it.

While canceling their Dec. 22 meeting, councilors also voted to change their Dec. 29 meeting from a work session at which city leaders approve a consent agenda before being briefed on particular issues, to a regular council meeting.

That leaves this meeting schedule for the rest of the year:

-- They will hold no meeting this coming Tuesday, Nov. 17.

-- They will hold a regular meeting Nov. 24.

-- A meeting in which the mayor only presents proclamations and councilors needn't attend will be Dec. 1.

-- A regular meeting will be Dec. 8.

-- No meeting will be held Dec. 15 or Dec. 22.

-- The last meeting of the year will be Dec. 29.