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Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Boards, Commissions and Committees — See Part 2 of this Code.
[Adopted 11-12-1976 (Ch. 1, § 9, 1-09-01, of the 1991 Code)]
Whenever a member of any board, commission, or other appointed body, the members of which have been, or are, appointed by the Glocester Town Council, is absent from a duly scheduled meeting of such board, commission or body three times in succession, or is absent from such meetings comprising one-half or more of such meetings of such board, commission or body during any given calendar year, the chairman or presiding officer of such board, commission, or other body shall notify the Town Council in writing of such fact, and give a copy of the same notice to the individual concerned. This notice will also state that the Town Council will consider such notice at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
At the next regularly scheduled meeting the Town Council will ask for an explanation from such individual, provided that such person has not already offered his resignation to the Town Council, and if the Town Council is not fully satisfied by such explanation it may, in its full discretion, remove such person from membership of such board, commission or body.
[Adopted 12-11-1986 (Ch. 1, § 9, 1-09-02, of the 1991 Code]
No meeting of the Town Council or of any municipal board, agency, commission, authority or committee shall be held without reasonable prior notice to the public and to all members of such Town Council, board, commission, authority or committee.
The person or persons calling a meeting of the Town Council, or any board, commission, authority or committee shall give or cause to be given reasonable prior notice of such meeting to the public and to all members of such Town Council, Board, Commission, Authority or Committee.
Notice to the public shall be made by posting written notice of the time, date and place of the meeting in a prominent place of public view in the Town Hall, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Notice to a member shall be given in person, by direct telephone contact, or by delivery of written notice of the time, date and place of the meeting to the member.
Notice of regularly scheduled meetings may be given annually or periodically as the schedule of such meetings is established.
Notwithstanding anything in this article to the contrary, notice of emergency meetings shall be given in such manner as the emergency conditions may reasonably dictate.
Each deliberate failure or refusal of an individual to give notice to the public or to a member as required by this article shall be punishable by a fine as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties.
Noncompliance with this article shall not, in and of itself, affect the validity of any actions taken at any otherwise lawful meeting.