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Commissioners come out of closed meeting after nearly firing key staff
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Aug 15, 2013 | 1448 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
County Attorney Frank Childs (third left) advises Commissioner Tommy Robinson (second left) not to talk about closed session conversations.
County Attorney Frank Childs (third left) advises Commissioner Tommy Robinson (second left) not to talk about closed session conversations.
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More than 20 people opted to stand outside of the Charlotte Wilson Conference Room for more than an hour and a half last week waiting for the outcome of a closed meeting.

The Aug. 8 called meeting was brought to order by Board of Commissioners Chairman Preston Hawkins. The meeting was called to further discuss personnel matters that started in a closed meeting that took place at the end of the board’s Aug. 6, first Tuesday meeting.

The personnel who were the topics of the discussions were the county administrator, assistant administrator, and the human resources director. Of those employees, at the time of the Aug. 8 meeting, the human resources director had already resigned and the county administrator was on his way to a cardiologist seeking treatment for chest pains.

The assistant county administrator, Margie Tyson, was left standing alone to face the board. She read a statement at the beginning of the meeting.

“If there is any trial or accusations regarding me during closed session, I respectfully request that it is done in open session with time for attendance by all Government Center employees and the media,” she said.

Hawkins stated that Commissioner Jonathan Pitts, who was not present at the meeting, asked that the session with Tyson be postponed until he was able to attend.

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