Joint Special Meeting Called on Monday – Resignation of Town Attorney

On Monday, March 20, 2023 at 6:00 pm, the Town of Jones will hold a joint special meeting between the Board of Trustees and the Planning Commission.

The first item on the agenda is to accept the resignation of the Town Attorney Valerie Devol and Devol & Associates Law Firm. It was revealed last week during the Planning Commission meeting that Valerie Devol is a distant relative of Mayor Poland, through marriage. When The Jones Journal reached out to the Town and Devol and Associates for comment, they did not respond. After multiple lawsuits and open records violations, the Town will be obtaining new legal counsel. The Board of Trustees will appoint John Dorman, Spencer Fane LLP, to serve as interim Town Attorney. The new firm is touted as experts in open records law and zoning ordinances.

The next item will be a joint meeting between the Board and Planning Commission to discuss the 180-day moratorium and the proposed changes/additions of Titles 11-14 of the Ordinances.

For more information, you can access the Agenda and proposed changes using the links below:

Special Meeting Agenda – 3-20-2023

Title 11 – Building Code

Title 12 – Zoning

Title 13 – Subdivision

Title 14 – Flood Hazard Prevention

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