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OM 17-01 (Novak v. Coventry Charter Review Commission) - Violation

The OMA requires that the "unofficial minutes shall be available to the public at the office of the public body, within thirty-five (35) days of the meeting or at the next regularly scheduled meeting, whichever is earlier." See R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-7(b)(1). The Coventry Charter Review Committee ("CCRC") violated the OMA when the October 27, 2015 meeting minutes were not made available to the Complainant when he visited the Coventry Town Hall on January 8, 2016. We concluded that the Complainant did not demonstrate that he was aggrieved as a result of his allegation concerning improper notice for the January 7, 2016 meeting as the evidence revealed he attended the meeting at issue. See R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-8(a).

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