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It's tough to do any planning if the minimum number of commissioners don't show up for a meeting.

Such was the case for the Afton Planning Commission when it was forced to cancel its Feb. 2 meeting because it failed to have a quorum.


Three members of the normally nine-person commission -- chairman Jim Fox, Barbara Ronningen and Richard Bend -- attended the meeting.

And since the commission currently only has seven members, a quorum would have been four.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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