Second Four Seasons trustee resigns; cites possible conflict


One month after the resignation of former Village of Four Seasons Chairman Jim Holcomb, the Village says goodbye to Trustee Randy Engle.
A closed session was held during the Board of Trustees May 10 meeting regarding Section 610.021(1) RSMo and/or Section 610.021(3) RSMo. Upon return, Engle’s resignation — due to conflict of interest with his other board responsibilities — was announced.
The board also voted to renew the contract with the current Village attorney Todd Miller, as well as approve the recent attorney invoice.
Before going into closed session, the board was addressed by former chairman Holcomb during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Holcomb stated that he had made a Sunshine Request on April 28 concerning the April 12 meeting minutes, which included open and closed sessions. Holcomb says he received a generic letter on May 2 or May 3 by mail stating it would take about 30 days before he received the information. He then asked, after the April 12 minutes had been approved at the beginning of the May 10 meeting, if he could have them at that moment.

Holcomb also claimed that the board had gone into closed session during the April 12 meeting without stating the reason for doing so. Chairman Tony Baldridge said that it concerned personnel matters.
Holcomb then added that a settlement made during the April 12 meeting should not have been confidential like it was addressed. Attorney Miller said the Village is currently under a confidentiality contract.
Lastly, he added that the Village needed to hire a custodian of records. Baldridge said they would be working on that shortly.
The Village’s next meeting will be held Wednesday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m.