1.) In 2010 permission was given by Bullard to Allgreen, the mayor’s employer, to store Allgreen equipment on city property, 6571 Union Road Dumpsite, without bringing the issue before the City Council.HEC decided that while he shouldn’t have done it, the Hahira City Council already met on that subject and he already agreed not to do it again, so there was nothing more for the ethics commission to do on that complaint, although the City Council could take it up again if it wanted to.
Regarding the other two complaints, at the insistence of the complainant, Clay Tilman, that he had further evidence to present, Commissioner Marilyn Dye made a motion to consider the other two items in a following session.; the commission agreed to do that: they’ll meet again today, 19 January 2012, at 5:30 PM. Here’s the VDT’s writeup on the substance of the complaints.
The minutes for the Feb. 14 specially called meeting are not available online so Tillman continued to read quotes from the article as Warren matched them to the minutes of the meeting he possessed.That sounds like yet another reason every elected and appointed board or authority should publish its minutes in a timely manner. Here’s another reason:
Tillman interjected as Stanley was stating opinion and wanted to see evidence that he was even at the meeting.And since minutes might not record somebody being in the audience, videos of meetings would also be useful.
Here’s the VDT’s writeup of the first HEC meeting on 5 January 2012.
Here’s a playlist of LAKE’s videos of the 12 January 2012 HEC meeting:
Second Meeting, Hahira Ethics Commission (HEC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 12 January 2012.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.