This public notice was received late Friday afternoon, April 1, 2005, from Nancy Moulder, Administrative Assistant, Gila County Community College District Board of Governors:
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gila County Community College District Board of Governors Special Session scheduled for Monday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. in Payson has been cancelled due to the lack of a quorum.
DATED AND POSTED this 1st day of April, 2005.
The notice included the following text from Board Chairman Ron Christensen's letter to the Board of Governors:
Refusal on the part of Mr. Robert Ashford who is apparently speaking for Governing Board members (in violation of the Open Meeting Laws) that everyone will not come to Payson for the April 4th meeting is unacceptable. I have called the meeting in Payson, and Payson people will be heard! This back-door approach and secrecy of trying to do a contract with Eastern Arizona College that is blatantly unacceptable and not even being willing to justify your positions or seek further legal advice in regard to that contract is the worst possible way of resolving the issues.
We, as a Board of Governors representing the various five districts of the County are responsible to our constituency, and to deliberately try to exclude the voices of the Northern Gila County taxpayers and the Governing Board members who represent them is very wrong. We have offered you meeting alternatives ranging from any day in the week to any weekend, and it is obvious that your refusal has to do with your unwillingness to defend your position on the contract. Therefore, you are notified that the meeting date, at your convenience, will be in Payson, either this coming week, the following week, or next month. It's your choice; but, we will meet in Payson.
Let me know when it is convenient for you, and we will proceed.
Ron Christensen, Chairman
Gila County Community College Board of Governors