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Each public body shall keep reasonably comprehensible minutes of all its meetings showing the time and place, the members present, the subjects considered, the actions taken, the vote of each member, and any other information required to be shown in the minutes by law, which shall be promptly available to the public to the extent that making such matters public shall not be inconsistent with the purposes of the Open Public Meetings Act. Minutes as outlined above pertain to all meetings: Regular, Special, Emergency and Closed Sessions.

Note – “Reasonably comprehensible” does not mean “comprehensive.”  Minutes are not transcripts.  The minutes should reflect the actions taken and the discussion at a meeting so that a member of the public could understand what occurred.  The minutes are not intended to be a verbatim recitation of a public meeting.

Reference: Municipal Clerks Manual Chapter 3, Section VI

Please remember you can also request the audio of any Council Meeting through OPRA.

Thank you,

Christina Fischer, RMC/CMR/CCC/TACO

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