My condolences goes out to the Lora Satterwhite (Pinetops) and the family of the late Mattie Ruth Satterwhite.
A married Republican state representative in Florida announced on Monday that he will resign from office and not seek re-election after Orange County prosecutors revealed that he had been named in a case involving racketeering and prostitution.
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Sources say the closed session meeting today began around 13:10 and lasted until a little after 16:00.
The Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod met today. Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwendolyn Knight did not attend.
It appears that Sherrod didn’t like what the Mayors wanted to do and they didn’t accomplish much in the meeting on today. Therefore they recessed until Wednesday September 26 at 17:00. Thank you because now I can attend the meeting to see what they will discuss when they come out of the meeting on tomorrow.
Damnit now just maybe Sherrod was questioning Mayor Everette-Oates about her credit card charges just like he drilled the Princeville Police Chief at the meeting last night during his report.
I will be in Priscillaville tomorrow to see what comes out of the meeting.
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The Princeville meeting tonight was crazy as hell but that is the norm.
The Mayor had Maggie Boyd the illegal interim town manager per LGC trying to reach the town attorney Chuck Watts by phone so he could be a part of the meeting. She could not get him on the town hall phone. The Mayor said keep trying. She finally got him.
Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates hit the gavel as if she was losing her damn mind calling the meeting to order. She then asked Minister Bettye Draughn a citizen to do the opening prayer.
The Mayor asked for the board to approve the consent agenda and the vote was as the norm 2 – 2 and the Mayor broke the tie as usual. Commissioner Ann Howell said she didn’t have the consent agenda and so she was against it. Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight echoed Howell comments. The mayor said they probably got their package agenda late.
Mayor asked for Environlink to give a report about water and sewer information. They were not present. Mayor asked Boyd did she know why they were not present said she didn’t know why.
Mayor asked the Police Chief to give his report. Commissioner Calvin Sherrod drilled him about speeders coming through the town. Sherrod said he told the Chief about there were liquor houses in the town and he had not done anything about them. Sherrod went on and on. It was obvious that the Chief was getting frustrated however he was very professional in his response as he had to cut off Sherrod to respond. The Chief said no one ever ask about domestic violence cases and other. And then the Chief thanked Sherrod for being concerned bout the safety of the town.
Mayor asked for a report on the Museum and Boyd said there was no report for the Museum but she said she can assure that it is being watched. Wth?
Mayor then asked the lawyer did he have a report and he said no. She then asked the board if any of them had any questions for the attorney.
Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews had a question for the attorney. Commissioner Howell had a comment to the attorney.
During public comments a church was present trying to get the time extended per day to have a 3 day revival. The person said Maggie Boyd was very rude to her when she talked to her on the phone. She said she was told one thing by Boyd and another by the state people. It appears the fee didn’t add up and Boyd wanted more money. The Mayor said to please get with Boyd and work it out because the manager handles that.
Linda Joyner spoke about organizing for the election and the importance of voting. She said she had one question why was the attorney not present at the meetings because it is hard to hear him on the phone. Mayor agreed said they needed to try to get LGC to put more in the budget because he only receives $1,000 and that is not enough for him to drive to Princeville.
The Mayor said they were going into closed session. She then gave this speech about how some folks were out to put stuff on them and that it was old board members who created this mess. She said she was the Mayor because she was called by God. She said it was some witchcraft going on in Princeville. She said it is certain folks trying to make things appear as though they are not. She said that it was some Christians in the room and they need to be praying for the oldest town incorporated by Slaves. She said who in the hell would not be fighting for the town?
The Police Chief approached the Mayor and whispered to her the building was on fire. He asked all of us to exit the building. We could smell a little smoke.
While in the parking lot the Mayor and the Mayor Pro-tem said the meeting would be recessed until Tuesday at 1:00 PM and the meeting will be held at the Museum if the Town Hall was not available.
Well I was waiting on the statue that they were going to use to go into closed session. But how in the hell do they continue the meeting without considering the time giving the people present tonight the opportunity to be there?
Well I thought it was quite interesting that the interim town manager’s brother was not present to video the meeting. He is normally present because he has been videoing the meetings for the past couple of years.
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