County readies to name ethics board

"As for once the board is appointed, any meeting that can be held legally for public viewing, including the press, will be," Douglas said. "There may be times they are reviewing possible recommendations for disciplinary actions against a county employee that I would anticipate would have to be held in some sort of executive session."

"They will adopt rules on where and when they will meet and how they will conduct their meetings and hearings," Manning said. "We have to comply with the open meetings law, however, the law does state that no meeting can be made public unless the involved person or subject consents. What we can't do is prejudice an individual until they have a chance to be heard through a hearing with the ethics board."

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