8340: Meetings8340: Meetings holly Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:10
All Board meetings shall be open to the public unless the majority affirmatively votes for a closed session as provided by law. Board meetings shall be held at a stated time and place.
A quorum consists of the majority of the Board. Unless otherwise provided by law that the item of business requires a majority vote of all the Board members, a majority vote of the quorum shall be sufficient for the passing of the matter presented to the Board.
RRS 79-1408 et seq.
8340.1: Notice of Meetings and Contents of the Agenda8340.1: Notice of Meetings and Contents of the Agenda holly Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:22
Notice of Meetings and Contents of the Agenda
Reasonable advance publicized notice of the time and place of all meetings shall be transmitted to all Board members and to the public by a method designated by the Board and recorded in the minutes. The notice shall contain an agenda of subjects known at the time of the publicized notice, or a statement that the agenda, which shall be kept continually current, shall be readily available for public inspection at the Don Stroh Administration Center during normal business hours. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be altered later than twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting.
Board Meetings and Committee Meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. If there would be any deviation from these times, it will be publicized in an advance notice of the meeting(s).
The Secretary or other designee of the Board shall maintain a list of the news media requesting notification of meetings and shall make reasonable efforts to provide advance notification to them of the time and place of each meeting and the subjects to be discussed at that meeting.
When it is necessary to hold an emergency meeting without reasonable advanced public notice, the nature of the emergency shall be stated in the minutes and any formal action taken in such meeting shall pertain only to the emergency. Such emergency meetings may be held by means of electronic or telecommunication equipment. If any news media have requested notification of Board meetings, the Secretary or other designee shall make reasonable efforts to provide advance notification to them of the time and place of the emergency meeting and the subjects to be discussed at that meeting. Complete minutes of such emergency meetings specifying the nature of the emergency and any formal action taken at the meeting shall be made available to the public by no later than the end of the next regular business day.
8340.2: Rights of the Public8340.2: Rights of the Public holly Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:28
Rights of the Public
The public shall have the right to attend and the right to speak at Board meetings, and all or any part of a Board meeting, except for closed sessions, may be videotaped, televised, photographed, broadcast, or recorded by any person in attendance by means of a tape recorder, camera, video equipment, or any other means of pictorial or sonic reproduction or in writing.
The Board may make and enforce reasonable rules and regulations regarding the conduct of persons attending, speaking at, videotaping, televising, photographing, broadcasting, or recording Board meetings.
The Board is not required to allow citizens to speak at each meeting, but shall not forbid public participation at all meetings.
No members of the public shall be required to identify themselves as a condition for admission to the meeting. The Board may require any member of the public desiring to address the Board to identify himself/herself.
Upon request, the Board shall make a reasonable effort to accommodate the public’s right to hear the discussion and testimony presented at the meeting.
The Board shall make available at the meeting, for examination or copying by members of the public, at least one copy of all reproducible written material to be discussed at an open meeting.
At least one current copy of the Open Meetings Act shall be made available by posting in the meeting room at a location accessible to members of the public. At the beginning of the meeting, the public shall be informed about the location of the posted information.
8340.3: Chance Meetings, Conventions, and Workshops8340.3: Chance Meetings, Conventions, and Workshops holly Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:42
Chance Meetings, Conventions, and Workshops
Policies and rules drafted for the conduct of Board meetings shall not apply to chance meetings or to attendance at or travel to conventions or workshops of Board members at which there is no convened meeting of the Board and provided that there is no vote or other action taken regarding any matter over which the Board has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power.