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OM 14-06/PR 14-06 Novak v. Western Coventry Fire District Violation

The Fire District violated the OMA when its 2013 annual notice did not include information required under R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-6(a). The Fire District did not violate the OMA when its agenda topics for the September 16 and 19, 2013 meetings adequately informed the public of the nature of the business to be discussed. The Fire District violated the OMA with respect to the September 19, 2013 agenda when it incorrectly listed the date the notice was posted as August 17, 2013, instead of September 17, 2013. The Fire District violated the APRA by failing to have a copy of its APRA procedures on its website. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3(d).

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Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Open Government

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment/index.php

Release date: 03-26-2014

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