Where’d the Minutes Go?

Like many folks – especially folks well versed in government – I also had questions about the decision by the Carroll County Commissioners to no longer publish the minutes.

As a writer and an historian, I have always found meeting minutes to be a valuable tool…

So appreciated this discussion.

Find more information here: https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/opinion/editorials/cc-op-editorial-meeting-minutes-20190124-story.html

Recently, Carroll Commissioners announced they would no longer publish minutes of board meetings.
https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-board-of-commissioners-stop-written-minutes-20190124-story.html

Carroll RINO

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/opinion/editorials/cc-op-editorial-meeting-minutes-20190124-story.html

Recently, Carroll Commissioners announced they would no longer publish minutes of board meetings.

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-board-of-commissioners-stop-written-minutes-20190124-story.html

***Below are my emails (last to first) with Carroll Co. Board abt No Minutes ***

Ms. Windham, Thank you for your quick and detailed response. I clearly was off-base in my use of “transcripts” – apologies for the mis-direction. I have spent some time now looking at the links and suggestions you sent me, again, thank you. Once I figured out the tools, I am impressed with the features and information that is provided online. Please continue to guide/educate me (and the public).

However, after looking over the archives, I am now more confused/concerned than before. In summary: the minutes are not that extensive, but appear to be the only written summary of what actually happened at the meeting. My issues are:

  1. Need a summary of the outcomes/announcements/decisions of the meeting.
  2. Need a word…

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