Posted meetings for Tuesday and Wednesday feature several meetings on 2017 department budgets. And last week, Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty said the commission was planning to host a part open, part closed meeting towards the end of this week to fill in the public with more details about the apparent network breach that was discovered nearly a month ago.

As IT technicians work to restore internet and e-mail services this week, the Camden County Courthouse will be bustling with several scheduled meetings related to the 2017 budget and unspecified employee matters.

Last Wednesday, Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty said the commission was planning to host a part open, part closed meeting towards the end of this week to fill in the public with more details about the apparent network breach that was discovered nearly a month ago. 

Several phone, internet and e-mail services were taken off-line at the direction of state and federal authorities when the breach was detected in late September, while other departments had previously and recently installed their own separate servers including the sheriff’s, clerk’s and recorder’s offices. 

Hasty said the commission would attempt to disclose as much information as possible without jeopardizing the integrity of the investigations before voting to go into a closed session. 

The closed portion part of the meeting is related to personnel. The commission still has to make a decision on what to do with the county’s IT department. The four employees of the IT department were placed on paid administrative lead pending the outcome of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

According to agendas posted on the old courthouse bulletin board, no business was scheduled for Monday, but Tuesday and Wednesday will feature multiple budget meetings as well as a closed session. 

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the commission is scheduled to meet to discuss the 2017 fiscal year budget, followed by discussion on the Planning and Zoning and Wastewater department budgets. After a probable recess, the commission will meet at 1 p.m. for a closed session regarding employees, followed by an open session at 3 p.m. regarding the county clerk’s budget. 

On Wednesday, the commission will meet to discuss Road and Bridge impact waivers, in which fees for construction are generally waived so long as county-maintained roads aren’t used. That is to be followed by a discussion of that department’s 2017 budget. The commission is then scheduled to meet with the recorder’s office at 11:30 a.m. and the collector’s office at 2 p.m. 

More meetings are expected to be announced and posted by Wednesday. 

The Lake Sun plans to attend these meetings and report on these matters throughout the week.