Northumberland councils remain at odds

Jackie Convent

by Jackie Nunnery

HEATHSVILLE—Quarterly joint meetings between the Northumberland Board of Supervisors and the school board were meant to forge better communication and cooperation. If the Wednesday, August 3 meeting is any indication, there is still work to be done to make it a reality.

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Richard Haynie, opened the discussion not by addressing the planned subject of the meeting – the quarterly budget and matters previously submitted to the school division – but by asking Deputy County Administrator Drew Basye, from “reading a statement”. The statement was actually part of the minutes of the June 13 school board meeting where Gayle Sterrett made a motion that all communications between boards be by written correspondence only….

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