Village of Bear Lake August 23, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes

On the guidance of Michigan Attorney General:

Open Meetings Act (OMA)  1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 through 15.275
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Using e-mail to distribute handouts, agenda items, statistical information, or other such material during an open meeting should be permissible under the OMA, particularly when copies of that information are also made available to the public before or during the meeting. 
Excluding individuals – no one may be excluded from a meeting otherwise open to the public except for a breach of the peace actually committed at the meeting. MCL 15.263(6).  
 
When must the minutes be available – proposed minutes must be made available for public inspection within eight days after the applicable meeting. Approved minutes must be made available for public inspection within five days after the public body’s approval.  MCL 15.269(3).  

Following numerous individual requests to receive a copy of the Draft August 23, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes the following was received:

Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 2:44 PM
“The minutes from the August 23, 2017 Special Meeting will be approved in October at our regular monthly meeting.
Thank you
Cindi McPherson, Clerk
Village of Bear Lake”

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