Whether elected or appointed, residents serving on a board, committee or commission is a part of a public body and as such must adhere to the rules governed by the Open Meeting Law and the Conflict of Interest Law. The following documents are meant to guide our elected and appointed officials in all matters of conducting Town government business.
Open Meeting Law Information
The purpose of the Open Meeting Law is to ensure transparency in the deliberations on which public policy is based. Because the democratic process depends on the public having knowledge about the considerations underlying governmental action, the Open Meeting Law requires, with some exceptions, that meetings of public bodies be open to the public. It also seeks to balance the public’s interest in witnessing the deliberations of public officials with the government’s need to manage its operations efficiently.
All board, committee, and commission members are required to complete the Conflict of Interest Law training upon appointment and annually thereafter. The Town's HR department coordinates the annual training.