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PERSONNEL ISSUES ARE PUBLIC BUSINESS
July 27, 2016
Public employee personnel issues are public business because they relate to the use of public funds. The City of Bisbee violated the law when a quorum of the city council met with a city employee to discuss termination of his employment, but did not provide notice or minutes of the special meeting.
2016-O-16

SELECTION COMMITTEE SUBJECT TO OPEN MEETINGS LAW
July 27, 2016
The Fargo Park District Board created a selection committee that included members of the public to interview candidates for the District’s executive director position. The committee violated the open meetings law when it did not publicly post notice of a meeting.
2016-O-15

AMBULANCE SERVICE BOARD SUBJECT TO OPEN MEETINGS LAWS
July 26, 2016
The McKenzie County Ambulance Service Board is a public entity subject to the open meetings requirements because it performs a government function. The Ambulance Service Board violated the law when it failed to publicly post notice of a meeting.
2016-O-14

EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
July 26, 2016
The Griggs County Commission held an executive session to consult with its attorney regarding ongoing litigation but did not follow the proper procedures before closing that portion of its meeting.
2016-O-13

LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR HOLDING AN EXECUTIVE SESSION
July 26, 2016
The Sargent County Social Service Board had legal authority to close a portion of its meeting to discuss confidential case information, but failed to announce the legal authority when it convened the executive session.
2016-O-12

VOTE BY SIGNED BALLOT
July 26, 2016
The Circle of Friends Humane Society can require members to vote by signed ballot when electing the Board of Directors because the requirement in the open meetings law for a recorded roll call vote applies to the governing body, not to a vote of the members of a nonprofit corporation.
2016-L-01

JAMESTOWN MAN BANNED FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA
July 25, 2016
Jeremiah Bjerke of Jamestown, doing business as Froggiez Painting & More, has been banned from doing business in North Dakota. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a Cease & Desist Order today against Bjerke.
For more information: Froggiez Painting Banned
Read the Froggiez Cease & Desist Order

 


 

 


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