October 20, 2011 1:26:00 PM
I would like to say a big thank you, to everyone who had a part in Caledonia Day 2011. This event could not have been possible without the vendors, sponsors and people who attended Friday night and Saturday.
A special thank you to the Caledonia Day committee members who worked so hard for months to make this event possible. I think that this was the biggest one to date. I have heard many positive comments about this year's event.
But it was a shame that on Friday afternoon, a registered letter came to the post office box of the chairman of the committee. The chairman is also an alderman of the Town of Caledonia. The Mayor of Caledonia had filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission because the aldermen were attending the Caledonia Day committee meetings. The complaint stated that these were illegal meetings because the aldermen were attending and the meetings were not made open to the public. The aldermen have always attended these meetings in the past, helping to promote the town in any way possible. The meetings have always been open to anyone who wanted to attend.
I thought it was a responsibility for the mayor of the town to promote the town in every way possible. And try to benefit the town in every way. But I guess for the Town of Caledonia, this is not the case.
Thank you again to everyone who made this event a reality.
sallysue commented at 10/21/2011 9:34:00 AM:
You are kidding me?? I don't know what the requirements are for "open meetings," but wasn't the committee made up of all volunteers?? If elected alderman attended the meetings wouldn't it have been as a vclunteer and not as an alderman?? I know I saw numerous posts thru social media stating when meetings were and welcoming anyone who wanted to volunteer!
johndeeregreen commented at 10/21/2011 9:45:00 AM:
Still don't know HOW he got re-elected.
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