Limestone County Commission work session gets heated over paperwork, auto purchases other other topics

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ATHENS, Ala. - Most of the time, governmental work sessions are fairly routine.  Wednesday's Limestone County Commission work session was the exception.

The work session began with a proposal from Commissioner Ben Harris about paperwork.

"I will just go ahead and read it. The agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting shall identify for the items to be considered," said Harris.

Others on the commission thought it was unnecessary.

The issue of transparency in auto purchasing heated up the work session more.  That argument continued for a while, involving Harris, Yarbrough and Commissioner Jason Black.

A few minutes later in the meeting, the suggestion was made to take some time and let cooler heads prevail.  The commission will take up Harris' suggestion on paperwork for work sessions at a later date.

Commission Chairman Mark Yarbrough says the system to distribute information to commissioners has been in place for more than 30 years.