Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
December 21, 2012 10:06 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Commissioners, including commissioner-elect Thom Collier, spent about an hour and a half Thursday closeted in an executive session with Dog Warden Jim St. Clair and Assistant County Prosecutor Chip McConville.


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The meeting was the result of allegations made against St. Clair by private individuals. He was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 14 while county Prevention and Loss Officer Emily Marth investigated the allegations. No details of the allegations were made public except that abuse or neglect of animals did not appear to be a factor.

After the meeting, the commissioners said they were not ready to issue any statement and any statement would be released through McConville.

Reached late in the day, McConville said no decision had been reached yet.

When he left the meeting, St. Clair said he felt it would not be appropriate to comment because the meeting had been an executive session.

The commissioners do not normally meet on Fridays and they will not meet Monday or Tuesday due to the Christmas holiday.

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