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From: dos.sm.Coog.InetCoog
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:25 PM
Subject:    RE: Seymour Library, Brockport, NY

You are correct in your conclusion that minutes of meetings must be prepared and made available on request within two weeks of the meetings to which they pertain.  However, there is no requirement as yet that minutes of meetings be posted on a website.  An entity may choose to do so, and many do, but there is no obligation to do so.

Lastly, as you are aware, the Open Meetings Law specifies and limits the subjects that may properly be considered during an executive session.  I would agree that discussion of a complaint regarding the Open Meetings Law would not likely fall within any of the grounds for entry into executive session.

I hope that I have been of assistance.

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