Westmoreland commissioners halt public meeting after violation claim raised

 

Westmoreland County commissioners briefly walked out of their public meeting Thursday after an audience member accused them of violating the state’s open meeting law.

Westmoreland County commissioners briefly walked out of their public meeting Thursday after an audience member sitting in the front row shouted out an objection, claiming commissioners violated the state’s open meeting law.

The voting session was recessed for about 30 minutes to meet requirements of Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Law, which was amended by state lawmakers last year to require public bodies to post meeting agendas online at least 24 hours prior to the session.

Thursday’s 16-page agenda was posted on the county website at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday for the meeting that was to start at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

“We just recessed and reconvened, waited for that 24-hour period to hit the mark, and came back,” said Commissioner Sean Kertes.

Source: Westmoreland commissioners halt public meeting after violation claim raised

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