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We don't have enough members of the governing body to have our regular meeting. What do we do?

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The statutes do not offer any specific guidance on procedures to cancel regularly scheduled meetings. However, they do offer guidance on the procedure to have a special meeting. Meetings can be cancelled for a variety of reasons. Unless the day, time and/or place are permanent changes, the regular meeting is simply cancelled for reasons (list reasons; no quorum, emergency, holiday...) Cancellation of the meeting(s) should meet the same posting requirements provided in the notification of the meeting(s). Any meeting that is to take place that is 'other' than a regularly scheduled meeting, would be called a special meeting. Notification of a special meeting is found in Title 25 OS sec 311 of the Open Meetings Act under item A. (11).

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly at OML via our Inquiry Page or contact your municipal attorney. We welcome you to comment on any of our Inquiry FAQ blog posts.

Please Note: This summary is not a substitute for legal advice. You should consult your city or town attorney prior to taking any action based on this document.

Categories: Open Meetings Act