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February 21, 2024

Clark Co. Park District pays $7,500 to settle Open Meetings Act lawsuit –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On February 19, 2017


The Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners voted to approve a settlement in the lawsuit brought against them for alleged violations of the Open Meetings Act.

This suit was filed on February 18, 2015, by Edgar County Watchdogs co-founders Kirk Allen and John Kraft, the day after the district board approved two items during a meeting in 2015 without informing the public what they were voting on. Even after a member of the public asked what they just voted on, Chairman Ron Stone refused to answer telling her she could get the information from the courthouse after they filed it.

During the September 2015, 5th Circuit Court hearing, the judge granted CCPD’s motion to dismiss, it was appealed to the Appellate Court who unanimously reversed the 5th Circuit Court on November 16, 2016.

The CCPD board voted in December to approve payment of the $7,500 settlement and formally approved the settlement during their meeting on February 16, 2017.




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  • Philo Beddoe
    Posted at 09:02h, 22 February

    So what were the two items that were voted on in occulto?

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 09:05h, 22 February

      Voting on prices for leasing lots for 50 years and voting on covenants attached to the lots for lease.