SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING
TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL
August 12, 1999
Commission Members Participating:
CT: Shirley Ferris, Robert Jacquier, Mae Schmidle
ME: Colon Durrell, Fred Hardy, Tom Doak, Linda Smith-Dyer
MA: Mary Kassler
N.H.: Powell Cabot, Debora Erb, Doug Morris
R.I.: Ron Newman
VT: Jacques Couture, Andy Dykstra, Harold Howrigan, Millicent Rooney, Bobby Starr
Commission Staff Participating:
Kenneth Becker, Executive Director; Dixie Henry, General Counsel; David Ferch, Public Information Director
Outside Legal Counsel Participating: Clifford Sloan, Mike Rotker, Jennifer Shah
Also Participating: Leon Graves, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Agriculture,
Food and Markets, ex officio.
It was determined that a quorum of the Commission and a representative from each state was participating and Chairman Mae Schmidle called the meeting to order at 10:14 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 1999.
C. Sloan, esq. explained that the purpose of the special meeting was to consider issues related to litigation and specifically to consider the escrow request in the Suiza matter.
Chairman Schmidle called for a motion to enter into executive session
Motion by Ron Newman/Second Powell Cabot
Moved to enter executive session to discuss pending litigation.
MOTION PASSED 6 TO 0
Exective Session terminated.
Motion by Bobby Starr/Second Debora Erb
Moved that the Commission adopt the order and statement of reason with the exception of the last sentence of Article 3, Page 1.
MOTION PASSED WITH A VOTE OF 6 TO 0
The meeting was adjourned at 10:54 a.m.