Bill Sahs was the lone opponent of the
open meetings requirement as it was discussed at Thursday evening's
board meeting. "I don't think we should be worried about little
things like this," he said. "We're working toward attracting new
business, and we need to move on. This is just throwing up a
The resolution follows State's Attorney
Tim Huyett's advice for county members on the Economic Development
Council not to attend meetings because they are closed. The EDC is a
committee of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce. The
current county budget allocates $25,000 from the farm fund for the
EDC, but the board voted in April to withhold payment because of the
open meetings issue.
resolution was expected to come up at last month's voting session
but was inadvertently left off the agenda. As with all county
issues, the final vote comes at Tuesday's adjourned session.