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October 12, 2012

Clark County sells property without public vote

Commissioner Meyer’s daughter buys house, two other properties for $4,500

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JEFFERSONVILLE — MEYER ISSUES STATEMENT

At a commissioners’ meeting Thursday, when asked for Wardlaw’s contact information, Meyer instead issued a written statement.

“You have my statement,” Meyer said, when pressed for Wardlaw’s phone number. “Don’t mess with my family.”

In his statement, Meyer wrote that he believed nothing illegal had taken place in the bid process, and if there had been a problem with the process, that Fifer would have told the commissioners.

“Greg Fifer made no such report,” Meyer wrote.

In the statement, Meyer acknowledged that Wardlaw is his daughter and defended her right to participate in the bidding process.

“Brittney did nothing wrong here,” Meyer wrote. “She has rights as an adult citizen, just like all of us have. If she and her husband wanted to bid on some surplus property, like any citizen could, that was their decision to make. If a legitimate advertisement or procedure mishap occurred then the sale to this citizen, like any citizen, should be set aside and the process should be made right. I took no part in this surplus sale and would look to the auditor and attorney to fix the process, not to politicize it.”

Meyer went on to write he suspected that the story was tipped to the News and Tribune to affect his campaign for re-election.

“It seems to be no accident that some people chose a time within a month from election day to claim a ‘discovery’ to try to help my opponent at the expense of my family,” Meyer wrote. “My daughter is a kindergarten teacher and a mother, and she should not be hurt in my political race.”

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