I have only sources to rely on for this information, but I consider my sources to be 100% reliable.
Last week, I wrote about the meeting that was to be held at Hampden-Sydney College near Farmville, VA. The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors had even sent me an invitation with hardly any notice, which is their usual and customary practice. Sometimes I get no notice at all.
Here is what I have heard:
My friend, who is a reporter, went to the meeting and saw a lot of people standing around talking. He and others were asked to leave when someone said a closed meeting was voted on. This friend looked around, didn’t see a meeting, just a lot of people milling about. He never saw or heard a motion or vote on a closed meeting.
So he went to the lobby, and he continued to see no meeting of any kind right through the door into the room. He asked again to come in, since everyone seemed to be just hanging around, and was told it was a closed meeting. It had not been advertised as a closed meeting in the extremely late meeting notice sent to me.
I was also told that a bunch of different boards and authorities were there as well, and according to my source, it looked like they were about to have lunch.
My source was also told that the Board was actually in a side room, and couldn’t even be seen from where he stood.
This is the way business is transacted in Prince Edward County. If you want the largess of the county bestowed on you, your name has to be right, or your pedigree. I will have much more about this facet of this story, as well as information about adjoining landowners where the Granite Hill development is due to take place, just as soon as the county is through flushing $35,000 an acre down the rathole, as they give someone another preferred deal that will likely fail.
Just like the land where the YMCA sits, where the Lowe’s store sits, the county will give the land to the IDA, who will then give it away for roughly $380,000, when it could be sold for up to $3.8m if the county had the best interests of the citizens at heart. Imagine what good could come of 3.8m…