Commissionerís statement on Emergency Executive Session
by Pinedale Online!
April 27, 2010
On Monday, April 26, 2010, in accordance with WS 16-4-404d, the Board of County Commissioners held a public meeting to reconsider any actions taken at an Emergency Meeting held on April 25, 2010, at 8 a.m. This meeting was held in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale, Wyoming, at 6 p.m. MDT. This meeting had a short executive session with Deputy County Attorney Tony Reyes, then went back to a public meeting during which the statement below was read by Commissioner John Linn.
People present at the meeting were Sublette County Commissioner John Linn, Sublette County Commissioner Joel Bousman, Sublette County Clerk Mary Lankford, Deputy County Attorney Tony Reyes, and Randy Hanson of the Sublette County Attorneyís Office, Derek Farr from the Sublette Examiner, Megan Rawlins from the Pinedale Roundup.
Sublette County Commissioners statement:
"On April 25, 2010, we held an emergency open meeting in accordance with Wyoming Statute 16-4-404(d). At the meeting a motion was made and seconded to meet in an executive session regarding a personnel issue which is confidential and not open to the public in accordance with 16-4-405(a)(ii). At that meeting we determined that it was appropriate to officially request that the county attorney investigate this matter.
All actions taken at an emergency meeting are temporary in nature. In order for actions taken at an emergency meeting to become permanent, they must be reconsidered and action taken at an open public meeting within 48 hours.
Today we met to reconsider our decision. After discussing the matter and meeting with our attorney, we learned that the County Attorney could not investigate the matter due to a conflict of interest. The county attorney has contacted an outside agency to conduct the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation the results will be turned over to a special prosecutor to determine if any action should be taken. No further official action by this board is warranted. Thank you."
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