The Philomath City Council plans to adjourn into an executive session at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall to consult “with legal counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.”
Councilors will likely be talking about the Millpond Crossing development — an issue that City Councilor Catherine Biscoe wanted to discuss in open session at a Sept. 12 meeting with a prepared list of 20 talking points.
City Attorney Jim Brewer at the meeting recommended that the council be moved into a closed session to “have a frank and forthright conversation about those things and that litigation is likely to be filed.”
Executive sessions are closed to the public other than invited guests and the news media. The news media cannot report on the deliberations. No final decisions are made and it’s possible that following the closed meeting, the council may convene in public session for possible action.