"Liticaphobic" - our word of the day!
According to the town's website, the town council will meet again tonight and then go into closed session to discuss certain matters - including:
"B. Legal Advice – To consult with the Town Attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged, to consider and give instructions concerning the handling or settlement of threatened judicial and administrative actions by the Watauga County Commission Chairman against the Town.
" (from their agenda)
Keep in mind that County BOC Chariman Nathan Miller has stated that he has no intent to take "legal action" against the town. Nontheless, the town keeps referring to the sales tax issue as "a threat from the
county to take legal action" !
Apparently the town is of the opinion that all they need to do in order to circumvent the NC Open Meetings Law is to perceive a threat of legal action. If that is the case, then the open meetings law is worthless! If all a governing body has to do is to suggest that something they do "might" result in "legal action" - then all bets are off and they can meet in secret.