Lincoln Tribune: Yadkin Commission May Have Violated Open Meetings Law

From the Lincoln Tribune (9/1/10): Yadkin County commissioners took the first steps Monday toward a possible investigation of the county Health Department, whose director recently announced he will retire. But the commission's initial moves were not posted on a public agenda beforehand, a potential violation of the state's Open Meetings Act. Moreover, the board's attorney was not present at the meeting.

The commission also has balked at a request to make e-mails between a county employee and a county official reportedly containing sexually explicit content available to the public.

They also voted, again 3-1, to ask Church to collect e-mails between the director of the Health Department, Mike Reavis, and the chairman of the Board of Health, Keith Phillips. Church reportedly told the commission that some of the e-mails in question were sexually explicit. The commissioners may review the e-mails at its next meeting, Sept. 8, and also vote on whether to have a performance review of the department.

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