Indian Trail council in turmoil after councilmen skip hearing

by: Kathryn Burcham Updated:

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INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - A public hearing on a proposed apartment complex in Indian Trail did not happen.
 
Two council members didn't show up to Tuesday night’s meeting and other town leaders said it's just dirty politics.
 
The men who were supposed to be there were Gary Savoie and Gordon Daniels.
 
Their co-council members and Mayor Michael Alvarez said they chose not to attend because a scheduled vote was not going to go their way -- protesting the process for appointing someone to a vacated council seat.

The two council members who didn't show up to meeting said Wednesday, "We sent a letter to council to let them know."

They said the same thing happened two weeks ago and council cancelled that meeting.

The council said it won't be able to have any meetings where issues are voted on until the entire board is present.

Savoie and Daniels said they will only attend a meeting that does not include the council seat appointment.

Members said they plan to address the issues with the council members.

The town council hasn't had a meeting since January 14 because they have not had a quorum present in that time.

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