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OM 17-07 Keegan v. Burrillville Town Council Silva v. Burrillville Town Council - No Violation

The Town Council did not violate the OMA as there was no evidence that a quorum of its members discussed outside the public purview (on June 7, 2016) the disclosure of a press release and/or a Resolution. Rather, the undisputed evidence revealed that the Town Clerk/Town Manager authorized the release of the press release. There was also no evidence that the Town Council discussed the Resolution prior to its June 8, 2016 meeting outside the public purview in violation of the OMA, and in fact, the evidence revealed that this matter was noticed on a prior Town Council agenda. Lastly, the Town Council provided adequate and sufficient public notice for its June 8, 2016 agenda.

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