Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lumberton agrees to new executive session minutes procedure.

In my August 16, 2015 article, I wrote that attorney Ted Rosenberg filed a Motion to Enforce Litigants' Rights against Lumberton Township (Burlington County) because it had--for the second time--lost the minutes of several of the Township Committee's nonpublic (closed or executive) meetings.

On September 8, 2015, Superior Court Judge Marc M. Baldwin signed off on a Consent Order that the Township and I agreed to.  This Consent Order, which is permanent, prescribes a procedure that should ensure that closed minutes are never lost again. It also requires executive session minutes to be approved promptly, reviewed annually and posted on the Township's website.

Lumberton also agreed to pay Rosenberg $1,610 for legal services connected with filing the enforcement motion.

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