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Morristown mayor calls for increased civility

June 29th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Morristown Citizen Tribune is reporting that Mayor Samie Barile doesn't care for the  confrontational incivility that has become a routine inside and outside the Morristown City Council Chambers.

Last week she said she would do everything in her power to return decorum to councilmembers’ discussions because things - as they are now - is damaging to the entire community - including prospective employers who consider the stability of local governments before making relocation or expansion decisions.

Councilmember Kay Senter said this morning that she believes communication is the solution to the problem, but drew a distinction between "listening" and "hearing."

"I don’t think you should ever give up hope," said Senter, who added under ideal circumstances councilmembers and administrative staff could have met before being confronted with the budget and other issues.

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