The BOC voted to remove commissioner J.C Henderson from all boards with “fiduciary,” or financial, power, demanded his removal from the Nelson Heights board (he was the chairman) and the Recreation Board, moved to re-key the locks to the center’s doors and more Tuesday.
Ray Cowan said: “I know the Ministers League is not going to like this.”
Donovon Carter said: “Is borrowing money from the county a good idea? No, I don’t think so. But Henderson followed the precedent set by others before him, and did his due diligence to make sure this situation was handled above board. He ASKED for a loan, and was given it by Chairman Ellis. If anyone should be punished, it’s Ellis, not Henderson. On top of that, he paid back the loan in 10 days. If the choices were to send my child to college or not, I think every person on that board would have done the same thing. I stand with Commissioner Henderson.”
Zach Ames said: “So you’re telling me he filed paperwork to ensure payment and then paid it back in 10 days? Seems like there was plenty of transparency and if it checks out the money was used just for the reasons stated then there is no ethics violation. While I’m not sure this should be a common practice, as it stands it does not appear that Commisioner Henderson committed any violation. What it does seem like is a case of good ole boy politicians getting mad because their friend didn’t get elected so they went on a witch hunt.”
Marque Mitchell said: “I’m sure there is more to this if 4 of 5 voted to pass the stated motion. Mr. Henderson is one of the “good ole boys”--6 terms worth. I am not sure his description of Ms. Schultz is correct but rather a “fight back”, just something to say in defense. Lest we forget we are adults....”
Mike Ragan said: “Finally. He should have been gone”
Traci Gilliam Barlow said: “Henderson is just as bad as some of the others. I live in his district and he has made MULTIPLE promises about doing things to help his district and never delivered. It seems that the only ones who benefit are the one’s in his tight little circle of friends and of course, himself. I’d say this verdict from his peers holds more knowledge than the common citizen has and that they firmly believe they are doing the right thing. We surely don’t know everything the other council members do to sit in judgement.”