Investigation: Mullinville broke open meetings law

MULLINVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The Kiowa County Attorney says Mullinville’s city officials need to take classes on the state’s open meetings law.

County Attorney Scott James says the council violated the law by firing a newly elected city council member from his job in the city’s public works department during a closed session.

He has asked Mullinville’s mayor, city clerk, four council members and the city attorney to take the classes.

James says last month’s firing of Rob Roberts was a technical violation of the law. He says tempers flared during the closed session and city officials forgot to follow the open meetings law.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/11NtXSY ) the officials must receive training by Dec. 31.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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