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DCC Executive Session Minutes 2002-11-13 Draft

This document is not the official minutes of the County of Dukes County, but rather are merely the recording secretary’s account. ~This document will never be the official minutes of the County of Dukes County because the people listed as present are either no longer Commissioners or those who remain are of insufficient number to vote to accept them as official minutes.

Minutes of Executive Session
November 13, 2002

Commissioners Present:  Leslie H. Leland, Chairman
Daniel Flynn
                                Robert Sawyer
                                E. B. Collins
                                John Alley
                                Roger Wey       
Absent:                 Leonard Jason, Jr.
Also Present:           Carol Borer, County Manager
                        Marsha Smolev, Executive Assistant                      

The meeting began at 5:45 PM.  
Commissioner Sawyer Moved that the Commissioners go into Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to litigation and reconvene in Open Session.  Commissioner Collins Seconded the Motion.  Roll call:
Commissioners Sawyer – aye, Wey – aye, Flynn – aye, Collins – aye,
Leland – aye.The Commissioners invited Mrs. Borer and Marsha Smolev to stay.

Discussed was a letter from the Law Offices of Harry C. Beach, Re: Withholding of Wages/Breach of Contract, dated November 4, 2002, regarding the salaries of his clients Airport Manager, William Weibrecht and Assistant Airport Manager, Sean Flynn.  Mrs. Borer noted the need to respond within fourteen days of the date of the letter.

Some Commissioners voiced discomfort at Commissioner Dan Flynn’s presence at the table during the discussion that included issues involving his son, Sean Flynn, and asked for a decision by the Ethics Commission on the subject.       Commissioner Flynn said he was also uncomfortable with the situation, but felt he could stay since the County Manager and majority of the County Commissioners had put his son in a position where he ‘has to sue his father.’
Upon further discussion, Commissioner Flynn left (6:37 PM.)  Discussion continued.

Commissioner Alley Moved that the Commissioners return to Open Session (6:45PM.)  

Roll call: Commissioners Sawyer – aye, Wey – aye, Flynn – aye, Collins – aye,
Leland – aye

Commissioner Alley Moved that the Commissioners respond to the letter dated November 4, 2002 from Attorney Harry Beach by saying: “We received your letter of November 4, 2002 and reviewed it in Executive Session, at a portion of which Dan Flynn (father of Sean Flynn) participated.  We are referring your letter to outside counsel for advice.  We will respond to your letter as soon as possible.”
Commissioner Sawyer Seconded the Motion.  The Vote to approve the Motion was Unanimous.

At 6:52 p.m. Chairman Leland called for a short recess.


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