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PR 15-47 OM 15-15 Block v. Ashway Fire District OMA Violation Found

Complainant filed complaint against the Fire District alleging that the Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to respond to Complainant's "Fire Survey." This issue was addressed in Block v. Block Island Volunteer Fire Department, PR 15-45, wherein we concluded that the Fire Department did not violated the APRA because the "Fire Survey" was not a proper APRA request and, therefore, there was no obligation under the APRA to respond to the "Fire Survey." Our finding in Block, PR 15-45 has been adopted and incorporated into this finding and we likewise find no APRA violation. Complainant also alleged, and the Fire District conceded, that the Fire District violated the OMA when it failed to timely post meeting minutes on the Secretary of State's website for meetings held between August 2014 through January 2015. Accordingly, we found that the Fire District violated the OMA when it failed to timely post meeting minutes on the Secretary of State's website. See R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-7(b)(2).

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