Judge rules DNR board violated open meetings law

A Dane County judge has ruled the Natural Resources Board violated the state’s open meetings law by not giving proper public notice of a board dinner last year that included discussions on official work.
Dane County Circuit Judge John Markson ruled yesterday the board overseeing the DNR failed to provide public notice of a dinner it held Jan. 26, 2016, ruling the dinner was not “purely social.”
The dinner took place a day before the board’s meeting, which included a review of plans for Blue Mound State Park.
Five members of the seven-member board attended that dinner, meeting its quorum requir...

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