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OML-AO-4894

From:   Freeman, Robert (DOS)
Sent:    Monday, April 19, 2010 3:34 PM
To:      
Subject:           RE: legal notice

Yes, it’s correct.   Based on §62(2) of the Town Law, the notice requirement involves the time and
place of a special meeting.  It says nothing about the subject or purpose of the meeting.  Similarly, the
Open Meetings Law merely requires that notice indicate the time and place of a meeting.   The notice
may include reference to the subject or subjects to be considered, but there is no obligation to do so.

Robert J. Freeman
Executive Director
Committee on Open Government
Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
Suite 650
99 Washington Avenue         
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518)474-2518
Fax: (518)474-1927
Website: www.dos.ny.gov/coog/index.html

From:  
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 2:26 PM
To: Freeman, Robert (DOS)
Subject: legal notice

My supervisor is telling me that I do not need to publish the reason for a special town board meeting.  Is
that correct?