Closed supervisors’ meeting video now off website

Published 1:28 pm Thursday, October 21, 2010

A video of a Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors meeting where officials discussed garbage fees during a closed meeting has been removed from the county’s website.

The action came Monday after a local resident raised questions with the board about the meeting and video. The video was of the board’s Sept. 29 meeting.

Supervisors had closed the meeting to discuss personnel matters.

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However, local resident Bill Sharp told supervisors that recording equipment was left on and supervisors could be heard talking about garbage fees. Such a discussion would not be allowed under state law.

County administrator Joe McCraney says one of the supervisors’ attorneys told a county employee to remove the video.