Washington County Attorney, Larry Brock, has notified the board of supervisors that he and his office will no longer be able to provide legal advice to any department that is not headed by an independently elected official. In the letter Brock submitted to the supervisors dated July 17th, he states that there is a conflict of interest between his office and two members of the board of supervisors, however he does not say what the conflict is. He does go on to say that he believes the conflict will be resolved in the future but may take six months or more to do so.
Brock requests that a private attorney be appointed to provide legal counsel to the board and to other departments that he feels there is a conflict of interest with. Until the conflict is resolved, Brock will be able to provide legal advice to the offices of the Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder and Sheriff.
The following are departments that he would not be able to assist: Washington County Conservation Board, the Washington County Engineer’s Office, the Environmental Health Department, the Public Health and Home Care Department, the Mental Health Disability Services, Planning and Zoning, Veterans Affairs and General Assistance, E911 Board, the Communications Commission, and the Public Health Board.
KCII News will bring you more information following today’s board of supervisors meeting.