Secret meetings, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012 by Ken Ward Jr.

This week’s issue of The State Register contains two meetings that violate the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agencies involved? The Division of Natural Resources’ Whitewater Commission and the State Board of Sanitarians.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

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