Gothard: board, county manager may ha...

Gothard: board, county manager may have violated statute

There are 174 comments on the Washington County News story from Mar 28, 2013, titled Gothard: board, county manager may have violated statute. In it, Washington County News reports that:

County Commissioner Lynn Gothard said that county purchasing policies and state statutes may have been violated when the board voted to buy a generator last month.

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Come to Terms

Enterprise, AL

#1 Mar 28, 2013
This is the way it is supposed to be Lynn. Thank you for doing your job.
come on

Panama City, FL

#2 Mar 28, 2013
Do you think she may have not violated rules/ laws, and made some poor ethical decisions? Why would a commissioner demand to see job applicants resumes, applications long before interviews! Why would a commissioner feel the need to cast stones at others when they themselves may have done equally as bad as others? No one is perfect, and this one should be the last to begin pointing fingers.
to save

Panama City, FL

#3 Mar 28, 2013
...Someone time.Besides too much nepotism in WC.Everyone who has some power does what is convinient to him.SJ is not excluded.
Its the law

Panama City, FL

#4 Mar 28, 2013
Any purchases made by the county requires (3) sealed bids. Commissioners were dead wrong to tell
Mr Joyner to go ahead and purchase the generator.
1. Sunshine Law was broken
2. Board broke one of their own rules
3. Honesty will never get you terminated Lynn
to save

Panama City, FL

#5 Mar 28, 2013
He also hired already HR director.It should be adverised.
Write

Panama City, FL

#6 Mar 28, 2013
No he hired an interim hr director.....which is part of his job description
Truthful

Panama City, FL

#7 Mar 28, 2013
Only interim hr, he can do this read your employee handbook. Did you not know this ahead of time? Say one more word and I will along with many others file ethics ourselves.
More Truth

Headland, AL

#8 Mar 28, 2013
come on wrote:
Do you think she may have not violated rules/ laws, and made some poor ethical decisions? Why would a commissioner demand to see job applicants resumes, applications long before interviews! Why would a commissioner feel the need to cast stones at others when they themselves may have done equally as bad as others? No one is perfect, and this one should be the last to begin pointing fingers.
as It was posted several weeks ago, a close female was destined for the HR job, its not over yet she will NOT rest until her close female friend is hired, watch and see, keep track.
Look again

Howey In The Hills, FL

#9 Mar 28, 2013
More Truth wrote:
<quoted text>as It was posted several weeks ago, a close female was destined for the HR job, its not over yet she will NOT rest until her close female friend is hired, watch and see, keep track.
The only person telling who to hire is TA. He has instructed SJ who to hire the last three positions. Davis who was just hired was Abbotts man. Don't worry about her telling anyone to hire anyone watch TA closely
Hmm

Panama City, FL

#10 Mar 28, 2013
More Truth wrote:
<quoted text>as It was posted several weeks ago, a close female was destined for the HR job, its not over yet she will NOT rest until her close female friend is hired, watch and see, keep track.
that explains lunch dates with former hr director, wouldn't that be a conflict later down the road, if there were to be a lawsuit?
gotcha

United States

#11 Mar 28, 2013
You know for once it might be nice for the other commissioners to admit they made a mistake and say that it won't happen again. People appreciate a sincere apology. Kinda sad the girl has to show the boys how its done.
Bout time

Panama City, FL

#12 Mar 29, 2013
We had some accountability around here. Tired of these closed back room deals that only benefit a few and not the citizens of Washington County and when they go wrong we get shafted with another lawsuit while the CC goes about like nothing happened in their delusional world.
More Truth

Wray, GA

#13 Mar 30, 2013
her close friend is really a super close family member, NO not super al! and not one of her kids!! closer than that.
Lynn

Panama City, FL

#14 Mar 30, 2013
The $17,000 dollar survey proved that the people want to do away with MSBU. The meeting you held in Sunny Hills was stacked with Glen's "past" so called friends. Heck they even came from the beaches, lots of phone calls were made. Sunny Hills residents wanted you as a "hope" to rid of this MSBU once and for all. We hope and pray you will solve "once and for all" this mess created by Glen and Finch.
whywhy WHY

Chipley, FL

#15 Mar 30, 2013
It was 95 ppl.At least 20 of them were outsiders,cameraman,depuites, "journalists",some family members,CC.Where was the rest of residents?Your impossibility to get rid of MSBU is not funny anymore.To spent 22,500$for gernerator was done behind your back pretty fast,here you have proof again and again we want to pay the loan ASAP and dissolved you don't get it.And don't think for one minut you can make another form of assessment only for SH.WHAT we did so SH must be punished by paying additional tax?Is it age because most of SH residents are old,is it english because is the second language?What is it?
time will tell

Wimauma, FL

#16 Mar 30, 2013
More Truth wrote:
her close friend is really a super close family member, NO not super al! and not one of her kids!! closer than that.
Well I guess time will tell won't it? So far we see who is doing what in the county government and I dont see anything she has done for her own gain. I personally know the background of Abbott to Joyner to Davis. If you have been around a while you know they are all close friends and socialize together. You will see Abbott try to make a few more strategic moves before he leaves office and get a few more friends a job. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt. So far she seems genuine.
You folks just dont

Headland, AL

#17 Mar 30, 2013
Get it, she is pushing for a MSTU not just for sunny hills but COUNTY WIDE to fund such as fire departments to help keep the family buisness alive. THIS MSTU will be COUNTY wide. I just cant fathom the I dont care it don't affect me of the people of washington county, well just keep sleeping and when it falls on your kitchen table in your yearly tax notice dont say one single word, just get out your checkbook.The entire population of washington county needs to be on alert for the goings on both behind the scenes and in the meetings, the political machine in washington county is running rampant.
not sure

Panama City, FL

#18 Mar 30, 2013
Well,I'm not sure if it is her agenda but as I remember Hulan Carter made such proposition only in different words.According to him 50extra backs for fire departaments is not big deal.He said that in May last year!!!
Look again

United States

#19 Mar 30, 2013
And Abbott was the one mentioned MSTU at the meeting this week not LG
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Panama City, FL

#20 Mar 30, 2013
Do away with MSBU once and for all, pay the debt, then hit the whole county for about $5.00, that's fair. Then when gambling comes to Ebro, do away with MSTU, fair trade....

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