Colbert leaders to meet yet again

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

COLBERT, Okla. -- A newly elected city council is set to act again on the status of the former police chief.

John Polston was fired, then re-hired, then fired again.

But Polston could get his job back tonight.

City leaders say the agenda for tonight's special meeting was posted at the Municipal Building after business hours on Friday and then faxed to the county clerk on Saturday.

The Oklahoma open meetings act says special meetings must have 48 hours advance notice, and this doesn't include weekends, but Colbert leaders say they still plan to meet tonight.

You may recall a meeting in Colbert that turned into a shouting match after police arrested council member Maurice Robinson ten minutes before a meeting was set to begin.

The council then voted to terminate Police Chief John Polston, after he was fired and then rehired a month before.

Tonight, city administrator Dick Rarrick says a newly elected council is set to discuss re-instating Polston again.

Bryan County clerk Pat Brady told KXII Michelle Weger called her on Saturday to see if Weger could file the agenda and said Weger didn't know about the 48-hour rule.

So Brady made a note, since this is a newly elected body.

City administrator Dick Rarrick wrote an open letter to the citizens of Colbert, expressing his frustration with this meeting, and calls it “obvious kangaroo court”.

The meeting is set to begin at 7 P.M. this evening.

Oklahoma state law states if anyone protests the legality of a meeting, it can be postponed until an agenda is submitted in the proper time frame.


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  • by chickasawchick Location: colbert on Apr 30, 2007 at 07:28 PM
    Would someone please tell the townspeople why Polston was fired from Calera? And do you want that being responsible for your care and well being? Ah, for the good old days when the town sheriff was above reproach, and the city council actually cared about the city. What goes around, comes around you miserable ingrates, and I will be waiting. We could capture it on video and get America's Funnies Town Video.
  • by myrt Location: grayson on Apr 25, 2007 at 11:24 AM
    ad nauseum, uh,Colbert feud continues.Public funds are being expended on private feud with all of city officials knowing funds is a #1 PRIORITY.WHAT HAPPENED TO PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY? The citizens need to hit the city council meeting with an outside arbitrator and give everyone some relief.
  • by Stranger than Fiction Location: Colbert on Apr 24, 2007 at 01:04 PM
    I totally realize that Colbert is quite a comedy to those who do not live here. There are many of us, who are as fed up as is MOST of Colbert. #1> If there was not evidence to investigate Poulton, It would not have happened. Most of us do not understand the thinking of the 3 council members who are attempting to re hire Poulston, nor do we accept the fact that Weger was not aware of the 48 Hr. notice. She has been attending those City Mtng.'s far too long to claim ignorance.. She has aired dirty laundry when she should have kept her mouth shut. The election was a farce anyway, as some unknown persons, mailed out DIRT on the opponents.
  • by Ina Location: Durant on Apr 24, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    I'd like to ask the rude man from Southmayd where he went to school. I am from OK. and my teacher would flunk me if I spelled and punctuated the way he did. Opinionated, rude people would seem to be in the same league with those who are not able to get along in Colbert. What has happened to respect for our fellow man? There seems to be a general lack of it in Texas, as well as in Oklahoma. My mother always had a saying: Better to keep your mouth shut and let people THINK you are a fool than to open it and let them KNOW you are a fool. Some people are so hungry for power, recognition and to be in the limelight that they allow that desire to make fools of them, okies and Texans!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by itjusta stupidtexas Location: calera on Apr 24, 2007 at 12:38 PM
    well what can you expect from an idiot, i think that i would say anything is i lived in the state that had bush for govener.
  • by Greta Location: Colbert on Apr 24, 2007 at 10:33 AM
    I take offense to the derogatory remarks made by Bill from Southmayd. May I point out that by calling "Okies" stupid and ignorant is in itself descriminatory. I am shocked that KXII posted such drivel. As for our Council, they do not represent the majority of the people that reside in Colbert. Not all of us voted for the ones that sit in this position. All I am asking is that you keep your comments towards the council and not the entire state of Oklahoma. Texas is not immune to the same problems we are having and it is naive of you to think otherwise.
  • by Bill Location: Southmayd on Apr 24, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    Watch and listen to these okies go.What a comedy of errors,stupidity,lack of ethics,lack of morals,and did I say stupidity.It is so funny to sit and wait for the news knowing it is going to be about the okies,who wont pass a bill for their schools or roads or leaders is it that they dont know how to vote?or they dont know how to operate the voting machines? or they cant read or SPELL? they just sit on their hands and do nothing and we in a real state wait and laugh at you.Oh yea what about the jails they dont want those either,they just "Give em the keys" cant wait till noon and six for another episode of "how the okies turn" or not turn out as the case may be.Love to watch the okies do business or undo business.
  • by Glad Location: anywherebutcolbert on Apr 24, 2007 at 08:43 AM
    what you (doint) know try GRAMMAR. You will be a little more convincing. If someone could understand what you are saying.
  • by Glad Location: anywherebutcolbert on Apr 24, 2007 at 06:42 AM
    you have got to be kidding. re-instating JOHN POLSTON.
  • by Josh Location: Texas on Apr 24, 2007 at 04:54 AM
    Make up your mind Okies
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