Rhode Island AG Files Open Government Lawsuit Against Western Coventry Fire District

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed an open government lawsuit in Rhode Island Superior Court against the Western Coventry Fire district alleging the district violated the Open Meetings Act by not timely filing meeting minutes.

The fire district posted the unofficial minutes for its Sept. 18 2014 meeting on Oct. 14 — five days after they should have posted them, the AG said in a release.

In June of 2014, the AG’s office found the district had failed to post minutes in a timely fashion seven times. At the time, officials from the district reportedly said they were unaware they were subjected to both the Open Meetings Act and the Access to Public Records ACt. Continue>>>