Lake Barkley Water Commission in apparent violation of meetings law
by Alan Reed
Aug 16, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Lake Barkley Water Commission conducted a closed session Monday night in apparent violation of the state’s open meeting statute. Following a short session earlier in the evening the board announced it was going to have a closed meeting to discuss general personnel issues.

Under Kentucky laws, such closure is not allowed.

Prior to adjourning to the closed session it was announced board members would discuss vacations and general personnel issues. Kentucky’s open meetings statute allows meetings to be closed only if the discussion centers on a specific personnel matter relating to an individual employee.

Prior to the executive session, it was announced that a public hearing would be called to gain input on Phase I of a proposed water system improvement. The board announced it would discuss environmental and economic impact on the service area at the meeting.

Board members present apparently did not know the aspects of the Phase I project as they referred questions to Melissa Milton. Milton was not at the meeting.

District Superintendent Terry Goins was also asked about improvements within Phase I. “This is a possible increase of the treatment plant’s capabilities, and some other improvements to the water system. The major part would be the treatment plant itself. It was built in 1968 and overhauled in 1989. I personally think it is time to improve the facility.”

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