Procedural discussion delays Irvington meeting, council eventually conducts business; town attorney officially resigns

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

IRVINGTON—Before even approving the meeting’s agenda, members of the Irvington Town Council came to heads during a debate on what justifies the need for matters to be discussed in closed session versus during open meeting.

Initially listed on the Thursday, July 15, agenda for closed session was a discussion for personnel matters concerning the positions of town attorney and town clerk.

Chris Braly, the newest member of council, moved for the deletion of any discussion regarding the town attorney, Nancyellen Keane, during closed session.

I don’t think there’s anything regarding the personnel matters as defined in the rules for closed session that we need to discuss. We have a town attorney, she is under contract, she has no performance issues, so I don’t think that there’s anything that we need to discuss in closed session….

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