29 Sep SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE COMPLIED WITH OPEN MEETINGS LAW BUT DELAY IN PROVIDING RECORDS VIOLATED OPEN RECORDS LAW
September 29, 2022
Issued to: North Prairie Regional Water District
Request: Did the North Prairie Regional Water District violate the open meetings and open records laws by failing to notice a special meeting and failing to provide records within a reasonable time?
Conclusion: The North Prairie Regional Water District Board held a special meeting on November 1, 2021. The Board emailed the special meeting notice to the newspaper and posted the notice on its website. The Board did not violate the law because it complied with the notice requirements for its special meeting.
Two days following the special meeting, requestor asked for copies of the minutes of that meeting. The Board provided the minutes to requestor on December 13, 2021, over a month following the special meeting. Therefore, the Board violated the open records laws.