Alpena Township Board Questions Alternate Committee Appointments
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 06:02:37 EST

Charter Township of Alpena Board of Trustee members are reviewing options of having alternate board members attend or remain informed about various committee meetings.

Typically, three persons from the board are assigned to a committee - such as personnel. But if the fourth as an alternate attends, that would consist of a quorum of the full board and be a violation of the open meetings act. On the other hand, if an alternate has to attend a session representing another member, they may not be informed of previous, current or ongoing actions or activity of the committee in question.

The board tabled the issue until their next meeting on the 22nd pending further review of statute, options for organized structure such as establishing officers of the committee, having an alternate attend as a visitor, or be supplied meeting minutes.


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