City Council to vote on release of closed session meeting minutes

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

The Charleston City will vote on authorizing the release of closed session meeting minutes as well as nine other action items during their Tuesday meeting.

The council will vote on partial minute releases for July 5, 2017, Dec. 15, 2017, March 6, 2018, July 2, 2018 and July 17, 2018.

Closed sessions are released after the Corporate Authorities deem it no longer necessary to protect the public interest or an individual’s privacy, according to the resolution to authorize the release.

The council will also vote on the destruction of audio or video recording from Jan. 3, 2017, May 2, 2017 and June 6, 2017.

According to the resolution, the Open Meetings Act allows governmental bodies to destroy verbatim records of closed meeting minutes after 18 months without the approval of a Records Commission or the State Archivist.

Mayor Brandon Combs will be making a proclamation to recognize February as Black History Month.

According to the proclamation, “Black History Month is a time for all Americans to remember the stories and teachings of those African Americans who helped build our nation, took a stance against injustice to build lives of dignity and opportunity, advanced the cause of civil rights and strengthened families and communities.”

The council will also vote on two other resolutions, an ordinance, and hear an annual city audit review presentation from a partner at Gilbert, Metzger & Madigan, LLP.

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the City Council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the Council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further.

The City Council asks that those who choose to address the Council speak into the microphone, limit the presentation to three minutes and avoid repetitive comments.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].