BCWA to take yet another vote on legal counsel
Will the third time be a charm for the Bristol County Water Authority?
The BCWA board of directors will reportedly have to take yet another vote on naming a legal firm, according to a press release issued on Thursday.
The release states that the board will have to re-visit the issue due to an apparent discrepancy between the Bristol County Water Act and the BCWa by-laws.
The board of directors voted 4-3 Wednesday night to retain Cameron and Mittleman as the agency's legal firm. It was the board's second vote on the matter after residents alleged the first vote may have violated state open meetings law.
The BCWA's by-laws state that the board may take action approved by a majority of its members when a quorum is present. The Act, however, states an action must be authorized by not only a quorum, but five affirmative votes.
The release states the board will take a new vote on appointing a legal firm where five votes will be required to take action.
The release does not set a date for this vote.