Today at the Finance Committee meeting, it was brought to the committee's attention that the meeting was in violation of the Open Meetings Act, which states that meetings must be posted 48 hours prior to the meeting. It's not the first time RPL has violated the Open Meetings Act, but may be the first time they were called on it. The meeting was rescheduled for this Friday, March 23 at 12pm at the East branch library.
Thank you to board member Donald Thayer, who took the stand that since they were in violation, the meeting should not happen. He said the agenda was not too full, but someone else mentioned needing to discuss agenda items prior to Monday's board meeting. The agenda is not posted on the website, but is said to contain the following discussion items: the acquisition of the Sullivan Center, Rock River's lease, and Sunday hours.
Hope people can make it on Friday. Please mark your calendars and try to come to Monday's board meeting. When an agenda is posted, we'll get the word out on any action items of interest.