Special Called Meeting Minutes – January 26, 2016

For your consideration, please review the minutes for the Commission Meeting from January 26, 2016:

BGJWSC Commission Minutes January 26, 2016

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PRESENT:                            

Thomas A. Boland, Chairman

Clifford Adams, Vice-Chairman

Alan Booker, Commissioner

John Cason, Commissioner

Donald Elliott, Commissioner

Ronnie Perry, Commissioner

ABSENT:

Robert Bowen, Commissioner

ALSO PRESENT:

Charles Dorminy, Legal Counsel

John D. Donaghy, Director of Administration

Pam Crosby, Purchasing Director

Todd Kline, Senior Engineer

 Chairman Boland called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM. Commissioner Perry led the invocation and Commissioner Elliott led the pledge.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

There being no citizens that wished to address the Commission, Chairman Boland closed the Public Comment Period.

Chairman Boland explained that this is a Special Called Meeting. He asked Commissioner Elliott to provide a brief history that has caused this meeting and the Executive Session to follow. Commissioner Elliott stated he received a telephone call that the Executive Director, Stephen Swan had been arrested on Saturday. Chairman Boland was on travel and asked Commissioner Elliott to assume the Executive Director duties for Monday. He visited with Commissioner Dale Provenzano who shared the arrest record confirming the incident. Commissioner Elliott stated The Brunswick News reported today the same incident. Commissioner Elliott stated he spoke with Police Officer Doering who also confirmed the incident and that Mr. Swan’s charges have been upgraded from misdemeanor domestic violence to felony aggravated battery.

Chairman Boland explained that the Commission will now go into Executive Session and ask Charles Dorminy for counsel on the current contract with the Executive Director, Mr. Swan.

Commissioner Cason made a motion seconded by Commissioner Adams to go into Executive Session. Motion approved 6-0-1 (Commissioner Bowen was absent).

Vice-Chairman Adam’s made a motion seconded by Commissioner Perry to excuse Commissioner Bowen from today’s meeting. Motion approved 6-0-1 (Commissioner Bowen was absent).

Back in session.

Commissioner Perry made a motion seconded by Commissioner Cason to exit the Executive Session and return to the regular open meeting. Motion approved 6-0-1 (Commissioner Bowen was absent).

Commissioner Elliott explained that during the Executive Session he obtained the police incident report and it was reviewed as part of deliberation during the session.

Commissioner Cason made a motion seconded by Commissioner Adams to terminate the Executive Director, Stephen Swan for cause. Motion approved 6-0-1 (Commissioner Bowen was absent).

Commissioner Cason made a motion seconded by Commissioner Perry that we appoint Chairman Boland to act as the Executive Director temporarily until further notice. Motion approved 5-0-2 (Commissioner Bowen was absent and Chairman Boland abstained from voting).

Commissioner Cason made a motion seconded by Commissioner Perry to adjourn the meeting. Motion approved 6-0-1 (Commissioner Bowen was absent).

Chairman Boland adjourned the meeting at 2:35 pm.