Gahanna City Council members Tom Evers and Shane Ewald missed the most regular council meetings in 2008 while newcomers Beryl Anderson and David Samuel tied for least missed meetings with perfect attendance.

Gahanna City Council members Tom Evers and Shane Ewald missed the most regular council meetings in 2008 while newcomers Beryl Anderson and David Samuel tied for least missed meetings with perfect attendance.

Evers missed four meetings, followed by Ewald with three.

Gahanna's city charter, which serves as its constitution, stipulates that council members who miss four consecutive regular meetings or a total of six meetings in a 12-month period are automatically removed from office.

Council sets its meeting scheduled during its first meeting of the year. In 2009, its organization meeting will be held at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 2.

In 2007, council held its regular meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month. On alternate weeks, council held committee meetings. Every member was on the finance committee and committee of the whole. Each member was on either the development and parks or public-services and safety committees.

Council's 2007 attendance record, according to the office of the council clerk, follows:

Ward 4 representative Beryl Anderson missed one development and one finance committee meeting and three special meetings.

Ward 3 representative Evers was recorded absent from four council meetings, two finance committee meetings and two special meetings.

Ward 2 representative Ewald missed three council meetings, five special committee meetings, four committee-of-the-whole meetings, two development and parks meetings and one finance committee meeting.

Ward 1 representative John McAlister missed two council meetings, two special meetings, four service and safety meetings, two committee-of-the-whole meetings and three finance committee meetings.

At-large member and council president Nancy McGregor missed one council meeting.

At-large council member Tom Kneeland missed one council meeting, one committee-of-the-whole meeting, one development and parks meeting and one special meeting.

At-large member David Samuel missed one finance committee meeting, two committee-of-the-whole meetings, two special committee meetings and three service committee meetings.