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Fiscal Court - executive session with a mediator needed?

Sources tell Columbia Magazine that zero was accomplished at the June Adair County Fiscal Court meeting because the occupational tax was presented from last months vote, Magistrates claimed they couldn't read it in the three hours before the meeting began, the Judge blew up and the Magistrates responded in kind.

The question could have been, "how long do Magistrates need to read it?" A meeting could then have been scheduled for right afterwards with no fuss. The ordinances provided were the one the City has used successfully, plus the one for Fiscal Court to go over with all the appropriate wherefores, thou shalts, what abouts, if thens, and what nots.

So here we are. Again. Tempers flared, discussion/progress stopped and everyone is supposed to wait for another monthly meeting.

Here's a what if. What if the Judge, Magistrates - with a mediator commanding that no one interrupts the other - went into *executive session (allowing for private cussin and name callin) and simply didn't come out until a decision has been made? This might just be required in order to stop the finger pointing and move this county forward.

Responses are welcome, thoughts, corrections, hopes, dreams - just click on the word 'comment' below and write to us.

Thanks for keeping in touch and for not giving up,
Linda Waggener
*Legal note: replace the suggestion of "executive session" with "special called meeting." According to County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, the tax meeting would not qualify for an executive closed sessions.

Perhaps a special called meeting, instead, will provide for the platform of not varying off topic and into other areas" so that the complete focus can be on this subject. - LW

This story was posted on 2023-06-29 08:04:58
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