Complaint of Open Meeting Law Violation

Rehoboth Financial Committee Resolves Meeting Minutes After Christopher Morra Reports Complaint

FinCom member Christopher Morra filed a complaint against the Rehoboth Financial Committee for not including his testimony and motion in the meeting minutes.  This complaint was filed on December 14th citing that the minutes taken on October 13th violate the Open Meeting Law.  An entire discussion on Article 19, street acceptance on Franlee Drive, was completely absent.

 

This issue began because Morra’s motion was ruled out of order by the chairwoman and was not recognized as a conducted motion.  Christopher Morra claimed that, because he motioned to recommend Article 19, it should be visible in the meeting minutes.

“My point is, this is the law. It needs to be included,” Morra stated. “…These minutes are supposed to be so anybody from the public can go to the clerk’s office and see what was discussed at the meeting.”

To conclude, the Finance Committee did vote on this issue and a 5-1 vote called for amending the meeting minutes.

Reference

Nichols, Christopher. “Rehoboth Financial Committee Amends Minutes after Morra Files Open Meeting Law Complaint.” Http://www.tauntongazette.com. 06 Feb. 2012. Web. 05 Mar. 2012. <http://www.tauntongazette.com/news/x1200259868/Rehoboth-Financial-Committee-amends-minutes-after-Morra-files-Open-Meeting-Law-complaint>.

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