Chapter 17 complaint hearings adjourned in Clintonville
By Bert Lehman
The hearings scheduled for June 15 and 16 regarding the Chapter 17 complaint against Clintonville Mayor Judy Magee were adjourned prior to them taking place.
That was the update Interim City Administrator Chuck Kell gave to the city council at its meeting Tuesday, June 9.
He told the council he understood that Magee and Tricia Rose, who filed the complaint, had secured legal representation.
“At least the legal representation from one of the parties has asked for an adjournment of the hearing at this point for them to get up to speed on the issues,” Kell said.
Kell added that a possible settlement is being discussed.
“I can’t tell you at this point where that’s headed,” Kell said.
June 23 is still being reserved for a possible time a hearing can be held if needed.
“Hopefully the case will be ready to go by that time if it is going to proceed,” Kell said.
Kell told the council the expenses for the case have already surpassed $10,000.
“That’s all city cost,” Kell said.
Later in the discussion Kell said he wasn’t convinced the hearing would start on June 23.
Prior to going to press, the Clintonville Tribune-Gazette contacted Kell for an update.
Kell said a hearing has not been scheduled for June 23, but that day is still reserved for a hearing if both sides are ready by that date and a settlement hasn’t been agreed to.
“I think there are also some discussions going on in regards to a potential settlement,” Kell said.