Fargo Park Board Violated State’s Open Meetings Laws During Vettel Departure
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says notice of the July 2 meeting was insufficient
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Fargo Park Board violated the state’s open meetings laws.
He says the board failed to give adequate notice about a special meeting regarding the departure of Park District Executive Director Joel Vettel.
Stenehjem says notice of the July 2 meeting was insufficient to adequately inform the public of the topics which were intended to be discussed.
Before the meeting, Vettel offered to resign and asked the board to consider a severance package.
The board accepted the terms during the meeting.
Stenehjem says the board has one week to review the meeting’s minutes and release further details of what was discussed.