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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
15 Articles found | Open Meeting Law
May 2020 | PDF | Uploaded in:
This Resource examines aspects of the Open Meeting Law that expose public entities to risk, provides suggestions for managing those risks and explains MCIT coverage.
April 2020 | Article | Uploaded in:
Minnesota Open Meeting Law related to using Internet video calling to connect out-of-town officials to an open meeting.
December 2019 | Article | Uploaded in:
MCIT often assists members with risk management advice for Minnesota Open Meeting Law and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act compliance. A common area of inquiry is when the governing board interviews candidates for employment. Common questions are answered in this article.
December 2019 | Article | Uploaded in:
MCIT recommends that once the vote to close the meeting has been taken and the meeting is officially closed, the public and any employees whose job duties do not reasonably require their presence at the closed meeting should leave the meeting room. This is consistent with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
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As the public’s interest in government operations grows, questions regarding the merits of audio or video recording board meetings often arise. The decision to record open meetings is a policy decision to be made by the public entity’s governing board. Although there may be benefits to recording the meeting’s discussions, policymakers should make this decision understanding that doing so may obligate the entity to additional requirements.
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Examines how to determine whether the Open Meeting Law applies if a quorum of board members eats lunch together.
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The Minnesota Open Meeting Law applies to SWCDs. As such, many SWCDs have questions about this sometimes complex law. This article addresses the general information SWCDs need to know about the Open Meeting Law: purpose of the Open Meeting Law, application of the law, authority to close open meetings, penalties for violating the Open Meeting Law, coverage for claims alleging violation of the Open Meeting Law.
December 2018 | Article | Uploaded in:
Every year county boards typically survey the condition of roads under their jurisdictions. These are commonly known as road tours. MCIT routinely receives questions from members regarding how the Open Meeting Law (OML) applies to these on-the-go assemblies.
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Regardless of the operating structure, the joint powers entities or arrangements must comply with many of the same laws and practices as their member entities, such as the Minnesota Open Meeting Law and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
August 2017 | Article | Uploaded in:
Beyond routine board meetings, elected boards conduct work sessions where the board takes no official action as part of their activities. As a quorum or more of the board is typically present at these sessions, the question arises as to whether the Minnesota Open Meeting Law applies to work sessions.