Lacking any official meeting minutes from the Clerk and Recorder’s office, and tiring of the county attorney’s reply to CORA requests for these minutes, stating, “no such documents exist”, I have taken the liberty to transcribe the voice recording of the Nov 18, 2015 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting. I have transcribed the first two hours of the four hour meeting which covers the planned insurrection where some elected officials and employees called for the resignations of Commissioners Kelly Dore and Larry Ross. Elected officials and employees were protesting the two commissioners’ desire to place the county attorney on paid administrative leave pending possible termination and hiring outside counsel for the county.
The transcription contains gaps due to the poor quality of the recording and my bad ears. I apologize for those gaps. -Susan Shick
Commissioner Dore, acting chair moves to accept nominations for new chairperson, again stating that Rowland announced Monday that he was stepping down. Commissioner Rowland nominates Larry Ross as Chairperson. Commissioner Dore seconds the motion. By unanimous vote of all three commissioners, Larry Ross becomes the new Chairperson of the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners.
Rowland says let’s vote on vice-chair. Ross nominates Dore as vice-chair. Dore aye, Ross aye, Rowland Nay
Correspondence: Ground Water Trust Dec 4 annual meeting, Ross invited to attend.
Consent Agenda: Accepted
Awards and Recognitions: None