Palmetto Behavioral Health facility issues discussed at Town Council meeting--behind closed doors

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On Wednesday, a Town Council committee meeting took place to discuss the recent issues surrounding Summerville's Palmetto Behavioral Health treatment center--and since the meeting happened in private, it violated SC's Freedom of Information Act.

All that was stated by Councilman and Public Safety Committee chairman Walter Bailey was that the meeting was held to discuss the facility's legal matters--quite the vague summary of what was covered in the private meeting.

However, SC Press Association attorney Jay Bender argued that "legal matters is not a sufficient reason" to hold a closed session.

The Town Council committee has not yet taken any sort of action regarding the Palmetto Behavioral Health center.

Get the full backstory about the treatment facility's previous issues over at our topic page.

And if you want to hear more about this closed-door meeting, don't get your hopes up--there aren't many details. However, what details there are can be found over at The Post and Courier's report here.

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