By Josh Presley
The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to suspend the next four night meetings at its meeting on Tuesday. The subject of night meetings was not on the agenda.
The board had previously voted to hold five night meetings during the year for residents who are unable to attend the morning meetings.
Board President Floyd McKee first said the board took no action but later said he abstained from voting.
“The vote was after the executive session had ended and any other actions were supposed to be held until Thursday’s meeting,” McKee said.
District 2 Supervisor Luke Lummus confirmed the decision did take place.
District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said that some of the key people needed to run the board meetings will not be able to be there for night meetings.
District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes said that he was not in favor of five night meetings.
“I serve the taxpayers, I don’t serve myself,” Deanes said. “They asked for a couple nights a year and that’s what we’re giving them."
District 3 Supervisor R.B. Davis could not be reached for comment.
The next night meeting for the board will be Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Clay County Courthouse.
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