A meeting held at the Bluemont Dining Room at the K-State Student Union might have some less than perfect results. The meeting’s purpose was an update on the Flint Hills ATA program and transit, but Mayor Jim Sherow says that one protocol wasn’t followed, with a possible violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
Mayor Sherow and Commissioner Loren Pepperd were among those in attendance. County Attorney Barry Wilkerson would not comment on the issue.
Sherow’s complete statement made at the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday night follows:
November 29, 2011
On noon Thursday, November 17th, I held a meeting in the Bluemont Dining Room in the K-State Student Union. Including myself, there were nine others in attendance, including City Commissioner Pepperd. The agenda of the meeting was an informational update on the Flint Hills ATA and transit.
During the course of the meeting, I recognized that a possible violation of the Kansas Open Meeting Act (KOMA) may have occurred. The county attorney has been informed and will be investigating the situation. In the meantime, I have asked the county attorney to give a refresher presentation on KOMA.