FOSTER COUNTY COMMISSION VIOLATED LAW
April 17, 2015
The Foster County Commission violated the law when the chairman asked the auditor to act as a liaison between the commissioners to convey information and build a consensus regarding a matter of public business, without holding a properly noticed meeting.
Read the Opinion: 2015-O-06
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION NOT SUBJECT TO OPEN RECORDS LAWS
April 6, 2015
When a private nonprofit organization receives public funds at a fair market value in exchange for services, those funds do not constitute “support” for purposes of open records. The North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders provides a fair market value exchange for the grants and other public funds it receives. Therefore, it is not subject to the open record laws and it properly denied a request for records.
Read the Opinion: 2015-O-05
LIMITS ON HOME RULE COUNTY LICENSING AUTHORITY
April 1, 2015
A home rule county may not license a domestic winery where that winery is not otherwise required by statute to have a local retail license.
Read the Opinion: 2015-L-02
FARGO CITY COMMISSION COMMITS SEVERAL VIOLATIONS OF OPEN MEETINGS LAW
March 20, 2015
Members of the Fargo City Commission violated the open meetings law when they engaged in a series of small gatherings to discuss the termination of the then-Chief of Police and negotiate a severance package, again when they held a special meeting without providing proper public notice, and when they held an improper executive session to review the already-signed separation agreement and discuss termination procedures.
Read the Opinion: 2015-O-04
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