Council, four town employees meet behind closed doors
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Town Council met with four employees - Randy French, Les Guessford, William Shank and Robert Talhelm - in executive session on Monday for about an hour.
Beforehand, in open session, Mayor James G. McCleaf II announced the topic of the executive session as "employee issues."
Asked afterward about the session, McCleaf said the town employees had complaints to air.
Three of the employees refused after the executive session to describe the discussion, but one added, "We needed to clean this up."
Under Maryland's Open Meetings Act, government bodies are required to conduct business in public. However, they may - but are not required to - meet privately for certain exceptions.
One exemption covers issues directly connected to specific employees, such as their promotions, discipline, compensation or resignation.
"I think we have everything resolved," McCleaf said Tuesday.
The executive session wasn't listed on Monday's agenda. McCleaf announced it shortly after the four employees filed in and sat together.