Q&A: Meeting minutes and memoranda

From the Lebanon Reporter: Q: What is included in the state access law that stipulates what must be listed in meeting minutes? The closest thing I’m finding is that the memoranda must include the...

Q&A: Submitted photos

From the Hendricks County Flyer (Avon): Q: We had a high school coach submit a photo to run in the paper, which we did. Once the paper came out, the photographer called us threatening to sue and...

Q&A: Police report run-around

From Berne Tri-Weekly News: Q: Our local police department has contracted with BuyCrash.com and says that we have to go there to gain access to any accident reports. Is this in line with what the...

Q&A: Ordinance is 77 pages

From the city of Nappanee: Q: If I have an ordinance that needs to be published that is 77 pages long, do I have to publish the whole ordinance, or can I publish what it is about and state that a...

Q&A: Official resignation letter

From the Fort Wayne Jour­nal Gazette: Q: I asked the Pence administration for a resignation letter of a staff member, but they refused to give it to me. I have gotten them in the past, but they gave...

Q&A: School budget publication

From The Rochester Sentinel: Q: Our area schools are starting to publish their budgets and have requested one run date. I pulled one from last year, and it was published twice. Are we publishing...

Q&A: Public notice advertising rate

From the Carroll County Comet (Delphi): Q: Does a subcontractor qualify for the govern­ment rate for public notice advertising? We received a public notice from a man with Colliers International who...

Q&A: Tort claim

The following questions came from The Leader (Knox): Q: I received a docu­ment that says Re: Notice of Tort Claim. However, the document does not have a seal on it. Does that mean it has not been...