Second try on animal shelter privatization voted down 3-to-1

Second try on animal shelter privatization voted down 3-to-1

Backdrop of vote was Brown’s criticism of county administrator Fayette County commissioners on Feb. 8 took up the issue of the request for proposal (RFP) for the privatization of the county animal shelter. The item requested by Commissioner Steve Brown was also leveled at County Administrator Steve Rapson for acting without authority from the board […]

Density, traffic thwart Fayetteville annexation request

Density, traffic thwart Fayetteville annexation request

Fayetteville, county seeking deal about bringing northside tract into the city An annexation request for approximately 44 acres off Banks Road and Ellis Road into Fayetteville brought significant discussion at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. The outcome provides a way for the city and county to work together to potentially avoid […]

Fayette to legislators: Include us in transportation planning, but don’t charge us

Fayette to legislators: Include us in transportation planning, but don’t charge us

A vote at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission has the county taking the position that Fayette wants to be part of the planning, but not the funding, of potential regional transit planning initiatives. Above, members of the Fayette County Commission. Photo/Ben Nelms. The case laid out by Commissioner Steve Brown was […]

Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

  Fayette County Director of Building Safety Joe Scarborough addresses the Fayette County Commission. Photo/Ben Nelms. What would likely have been the most contentious of the agenda items at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was one dealing with a discussion and potential action related to complaints and investigation of the working […]

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

  Members of the Fayette County Commission include, from left, commissioners Chuck Oddo, Steve Brown, Randy Ognio and Charles Rousseau. Chairman Eric Maxwell was absent. Photo/Ben Nelms. The Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was loaded with agenda items that included killing a roundabout proposal, additional consultation with Fayetteville on an annexation request, […]

9-1-1 call center infighting on Fayette Commission agenda

9-1-1 call center infighting on Fayette Commission agenda

70 pages of complaints and internal probes of county’s 9-1-1 center to be discussed (download link below) Some dirty laundry is likely to be aired out at Thursday night’s Fayette County Commission meeting, at the insistence of one commissioner and with the displeasure of at least two others. Included in the lengthy agenda packet for […]

9-1-1 director seeks county censure against Commissioner Steve Brown

9-1-1 director seeks county censure against Commissioner Steve Brown

Files grievance over Brown’s release of file of disciplinary action taken against director (download file below) A Feb. 2 grievance was filed by Fayette County 911 Director Bernard Brown against Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown relating to the commissioner’s posting of a disciplinary action against the 911 director on social media. Bernard Brown maintains that […]

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Commissioner Brown accuses county of workplace harassment cover-up

Calls for County Administrator Rapson’s resignation; Vice Chairman Ognio says Brown broke law in accessing disciplinary file of 9-1-1 director During an extraordinary called meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m., Fayette County Commission Vice Chairman Randy Ognio and Commissioner Steve Brown shouted at each other several times during an acrimonious one-hour session with one agenda item: […]

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