Here is the newly-released (7:15 a.m. Monday) agenda for a called board meeting for Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. The only item is an Executive Session. Reasons that boards can call Executive Sessions are linked and summarized (kinda) at the bottom of this post.
Here’s the agenda for tonight’s budget hearing and board meeting. Notice there is nothing about rezoning. It will likely be presented in the Information/Reports section. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
Here’s a map for directions.
Executive Sessions can be called for these reasons delineated in §36-25A-7. What follows are the numbered reasons, which must be cited in the proof of compliance document prepared by the board’s attorney. These are somewhat summarized and are not complete. Check the link to the section for the actual complete wording.
(1) to discuss general reputation and character, physical condition, professional competence, or mental health of individuals, or job performance of certain public employees. HOWEVER, if the person whose job performance is being discussed is required to file a statement of economic interest (earning more than $75,000 a year), that job performance must be discussed in public.
(2) to consider discipline or dismissal of, or to hear formal written complaints or charges brought against a public employee or a student.
(3) to discuss with their attorney the legal ramifications of an legal options for pending litigation, controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated or iminently likely to be litigated if the governmental body pursues a proposed course of action, or to meet or confer with a mediator or arbitrator with respect to any litigation or decision cfoncerning matters within the jurisdiction of the voernmental body involving another party, group, or body.
(4) to discuss security plans, procedures, assessments, measures, or systems, or the security or safety of persons, structures, facilities, or other infrastructure.
(5) to discuss information that would disclose the identity of an undercover law enforcement agent or informer or to discuss the criminal investigation of a person who is not a public official in which allegations or charges of specific criminal misconduct have been made or to discuss whether or not to file a criminal complaint.
(6) to discuss the consideration the governmental body is willing to offer or accept when considering the purchase, sale, exchange, lease, or market value of real property. Provided, however, that the material terms of any contract to purchase, exchange, or lease real property shall be disclosed in the public portion of a meeting prior to the execution of the contract.
(7) has to do with Trade Secrets.
(8) to discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations between the governmental body and a group of public employees.
(9) to deliberate and discuss evidence or testimony presented during a public or contested case hearing and vote upon the outcome of the proceeding or hearing if the governmental body is acting in the capacity of a quasi-judicial body…