We believe the Beaufort County Staff (I am only referring those who breathe the rarified air at the top) can turn a lemon meringue pie into a cow pile in less than six seconds.
The majority of the elected Beaufort County Commissioners decided to do something about the two Democrats running the Board. We decided to caucus and present to the full board who we thought should be chairman and vice chairman. The two Democrats have been joining with the two Republican Commissioners to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman during the past several years We believed the elected Republicans should decide since we are the majority. We wanted to act before the Democrats had a chance to make a deal.
Because of the open meetings law, which says a majority of the commissioners cannot meet and discuss county business without a proper notice to the public, we decided to give notice. This is a good law and we support it in every way. Because the majority would be meeting we believed we should give notice, which we did in the Washington Daily News. The caucus met in the Beaufort County Offices
on West Third Street.
This made the County Manager, the Clerk and the Attorney's under wear knot up. They could not stand to see the caucus happen. They sent emails, and conferred with only the Lord knows who, and declared the meeting to be illegal. They sent notices to the public, and the Lord knows who else saying the meeting was cancelled. They declared the meeting to be the same as a full Board of commissioners meeting. Please note we did not invite the Democrats.
They took it on themselves to poll the entire Board. Guess what they allowed, the two Democrats to vote not to caucus. This was a Republican caucus. Yes, they manage to have the Democrats voting on Republican affairs
Let me emphasize the majority of the Republicans called for a caucus of Republicans. We never called for a full Board meeting. The Manager, the Clerk and the Attorney were in such a tizzy they forgot about that and continued to claim the Board of Commissioners was meeting to do county business. This is a false claim.
I ask you to consider why sabotaging this meeting is so important to these people.
The majority of the caucus did meet and we are presenting Stan Deatherage
for Chairman and Randy Walker
for Vice Chairman. Now, we will see if the two Democrats pick the Chairman and the Vice Chairman at our meeting on December 7th. Then we will see what the Republican Party thinks about it.