In an article on his Woodstock Advocate entitled,
Philpott’s opening paragraphs are just intriguing:
In an update to this morning’s article about the Grafton Township’s Trustees’ filing a lawsuit against Township Supervisor Linda Moore, this morning I telephoned the Grafton Township Supervisor at her telephone number as published on the Township’s website.
Township Administrator Pam Fender answered the telephone number listed under the Supervisor’s name and told me that she did not know when the Trustees had decided on the lawsuit. Now, how does the Administrator not know the answer to what I would consider a fairly simple and direct question?
I stayed until the end of the meeting and discussion of the Separation of Powers suit filed by Supervisor Linda Moore by Ancel Glink partner Rob Bush was not even behind closed doors.
There certainly was no motion to sue anyone while the township trustees were in session, let alone the passage of a motion.
So, all you legal eagles reading this, let me know whether you think the decision to file the suit was a violation of the Open Meetings Act.
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Incidentally, I called Township Administrator Pam Fender this morning asking for a copy of the suit, but have not received it as of 5 PM. She said she didn’t have one, but would contact Township Attorney Keri-Lyn Krafthefer. If it ever comes, it will be interesting to see what the township is billed for sending it.