Akron councilors acknowledge Open Meetings Law violation

Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

An April 15 Closed Session held during an Akron City Council meeting regarding pending or imminent litigation violated Iowa’s Open Meetings Laws.

The Akron Hometowner Publisher Doris “Dodie” Hook had filed an Open Meetings Law violation complaint with theIowa Public Information Board (IPIB). At their Aug. 23 meeting, Akron councilors unanimously approved an “informal resolution,” which was a settlement agreement between Hook and the council, mediated by the IPIB.

Per the settlement, the Council:

• Acknowledged the violation;

• Agreed to release the April 15 Closed Session’s minutes and audio tape;

• Agreed to complete Open Meetings and PublicRecords laws

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