ALTUS The Altus City Council is being accused by an undisclosed complainant for allegedly committing three violations of Oklahoma's Open Meeting Act during an Aug. 7 council meeting in connection with an executive session held during the course of the meeting. The mayor issued a response to those accusations for which he said no violations were committed.
The council is accused of holding a second executive session without prior posting on the agenda, in violation of paragraph 307, Section E of the Open Meeting Act which states that no public body may go into an executive session unless such session is noted on the agenda. The first executive session was noted on the agenda, but the second executive session was not, thus leading to the alleged first violation.
The second violation of the Open Meeting Act alleged was that not only was that second executive session not listed on the agenda, but also that the council "illegally" voted to go into executive session and the public was not informed of the purpose of that closed session.In the third violation, the city clerk was accused of failing to include the "matters considered" during that closed session.