Airport board in Carroll County skirts open meetings law

From The Free Press Standard

The Carroll County Airport Authority Board agreed to accept applications for secretary/treasurer after meeting in executive session last week.

The board met in executive session for 30-minutes during the Jan. 12 meeting to discuss new secretary and treasurer, part time maintenance personnel, the need to hire an accountant to handle the year end audit, and someone to fill the vacancy on the board.

An objection was made by The Free Press Standard regarding the inclusion of the airport board vacancy in the executive session because is not an employee position.  Although the board can make recommendations, appointments to the airport board are made by county commissioners. Board members are not considered personnel. Commissioners accepted applications for the seat until Jan. 15.

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