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The absence of Williston's city manager at last week's council meeting left elected officials twiddling their thumbs as they were faced with the inability to act on time sensitive issues.

Council members expressed their embarrassment to the audience and those people who had come specifically to get answers to questions.

Unfortunately, it seemed only the city manager held the key to those answers and he was not there.

We learned Friday that Scott Lippmann, the manager, had been battling the flu all week and was justified in his absence.