Minutes - January 3, 2019
CHARLES COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSION
Commissioners Meeting Room
January 3, 2019
Henry Collins, Chairman
Stephen Fitzgerald, Esquire, Vice Chairman
OTHERS PRESENT: Frederick Sussman, Esquire, Counsel to the Commission, Melody Weschler, Clerk to the Commission.
CALL TO ORDER FOR SESSION:
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Collins at 5:03 p.m.
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzgerald to approve the December 6, 2018 open meeting minutes with the changes as noted, seconded by Mr. Collins, unanimously carried.
Ms. Weschler advised the Commission will need to meet to review the Financial Disclosure Forms for 2017 as the forms need to be sent out by January 31, 2019. The Commission scheduled the next meeting date for January 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. Ms. Weschler provided the Commission with a copy of each form and the recently passed laws that needed to be incorporated into the forms.
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzgerald to go into closed session, seconded by Ms. Elliott, unanimously carried. The Commission went into closed session at 5:05 p.m. in accordance with General Provisions Article §3-305(b) to discuss: (7) “To consult with counsel to obtain legal advice.” The matters related legal advice regarding an ethics inquiry and an ethics complaint.
At 5:28 p.m. a motion was made by Mr. Fitzgerald to go back into open session, seconded by Mr. Collins, unanimously carried.
With no further business Mr. Fitzgerald made motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:30 p.m., seconded by Mr. Collins, seconded by Mr. Fitzgerald, unanimously carried.
Melody Weschler, Clerk