By Jean A. Flanagan
It seems incredulous that the county agency with the worst reputation for transparency would consider additional restrictions to public access of information. However, the Hardy County Rural Development Authority Board did just that at the Jan. 4 meeting.
According to Executive Director Mallie Combs, an incident that occurred in mid-December prompted her to request the board enact further restrictions.
“A person that identified himself as an attorney representing Bowles Rice regarding the Crandell property in the Wardensville Industrial Park came into the office to review the minutes of the RDA before Christmas,” Combs told the board.
She said the person was looking for grant documents for the Wardensville Industrial Park.