Wow. There are a multitude of issues, here. I do not think the father needs to leave the room, but he probably should not be voting, because there is a clear conflict of interest. This sounds like a bad deal, all the way around. It may be best if the son DOES get disability, since presumably, he would no longer be able to work at all. This is not a legal matter, at this point, aside from the disability issue. It sounds like everyone is trying to do the best they can to deal with this young man's problems. At some point, they are not going to be able to continue to cover for him.
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Attend the board meeting and ask to be placed ion the agenda. Have your friends and neighbors do likewise. The trustee need not be required to leave the room. By the way - If you are located in Ottawa that county seat is not a small town.
Q: Library Trustee's son is a FT employee. Can this Trustee legally be present when his son's ongoing issues are being discussed?
A: Sure. And just as surely, he should recuse himself from voting on this issue.
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