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AP council/pension board meeting canceled

AVON PARK - The joint meeting between the city council and the police pension board that was scheduled for Thursday evening has been canceled. On Monday, the city council discussed cancelling the meeting if former board chairman Greg Warner and Plan Administrator Carol Knapp were not going to attend the meeting. City Manager Julian Deleon has concerns about issues the pension board has communicated in recent emails. The city council recently removed Warner from the pension board. In an email to City Hall, Warner stated, "I was removed from the board. I will not attend."
In a Wednesday email to the city council, Deleon stated, Knapp through her Attorney Robert Grizzard has indicated that he will speak on her behalf. "With this being said, it is pointless to have this meeting as the individuals not attending are essential to get meaningful answers regarding the exploratory activities of a pension plan closure, plan termination or litigation," Deleon said. City Councilman Parke Sutherland canceled the meeting, Deleon said, noting that council empowered Sutherland with the authority to cancel the meeting if Warner and Knapp indicted they would not participate. mvalero@highlandstoday.com 863-386-5826