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Kingston holds illegal meeting

Apr 06, 2017 12:03 am
Ariél Zangla reports in The Daily Freeman that Kingston's Common Council’s Finance and Audit Committee held a meeting April 3 in violation of the state’s Open Meeting Law. The required public notice of the event was never published beforehand, and Council President James Noble said this was not the first time. Council members met for a caucus April 3, but adjourned that meeting to hold an impromptu Finance and Audit Committee. The committee authorized $42,672 to be taken from the city’s 2016 contingency fund to cover cost overruns in the corporation counsel’s budget during the illegal meeting. “We have done it in the past,” Noble said about holding meetings without public notice. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.