Meetings for the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors are routinely posted near the front door of the courthouse.
Demry said the agendas for the May 6 and 13 meetings were removed because the meetings were already held. However, as of Thursday afternoon, meeting agendas were still present for meetings that had already occurred as far back as April of this year.
The Iowa Attorney General’s office has documents outlining the open meetings law are available on the attorney general’s website. In one of the documents, dated March 20, 2013, it is stated the distribution of notices must including advising the news media who have filed a request for notice.
The document continues to say, “failure to post and send notice as required under Iowa code section 21.4 renders a subsequent meeting a “closed session” and makes applicable remedies for closed session violations.”
Matt Milner, southeast Iowa digital content editor, contributed to this story.