Thursday, March 22, 2007

Will Fletcher Lead?

From the Kentucky Post:

A judge has ruled that Kenton County Fiscal Court violated open-meetings laws on two occasions when it met in closed session last year to discuss the purchase of a site for a new county jail. Kenton Circuit Judge Greg Bartlett isn't yet sure, though, if those violations are sufficient grounds to invalidate the county's purchase of the land.

Bartlett made the ruling at a hearing requested by Independence attorney Eric Deters, who is representing more than 200 residents in a lawsuit opposing the jail. Deters asked Bartlett to void the county's purchase of 25 acres just south of Pelly Road along the extension of Ky. 17 near the Independence border. Deters contends that, because the county violated open meetings laws on two occasions to discuss the site, the property's sale should be invalidated. Bartlett stopped short of that finding, but he did ask Deters and Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson, who is representing the fiscal court, to submit briefs on the matter within the next 10 days. "The only way you can interpret this is a huge victory for us," Deters said. "We hope the judge takes it a step further and voids the sale."

They have argued, bickered, quarreled, delayed construction, discussed alternative sites, and denied the opposing points. Now, they are committing illegal acts. This situation is absurd. Governor Fletcher must become involved.

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