Q&A: Claims as legal notices

From the The Lebanon Reporter: Q: A local town has never run its claims as a legal notice. Neither have the schools. Are they required to do so? We get claims from the county.

Q&A: Board of Accounts audit

From The Herald (Jasper): Q: As part of its routine audits of public agencies, does the State Board of Accounts verify that all required public notices have been published? A: I don't know that they audit that closely. I believe when it…

Q&A: CAPS account with post office is optional

From The Michigan City News-Dispatch: Q: We are being told that to qualify for the new postal lower rates we'd have to set up a CAPS account where the post office would require us to deposit an initial amount of $2,000 with them and allow…

Q&A: Teacher union labor agreement

From the Chronicle-Tribune (Marion): Q: Our local public school board and the Marion Teachers Association have reached a tentative labor agreement. The school board will vote at a later date. Are we entitled under state law to examine the…

Q&A: Copies of state police reports

From a citizen: Q: I wondered if you knew why the Indiana State Police would tell me I could not get copies of a report mailed to me about a May 1981 murder-suicide investigation that occurred on the interstate in Indiana. The officer did…

Q&A: Bids and public meetings

From LAK Publications: Q: Is it a violation of the Open Door Law if quotes and bids are not opened in a public meeting? A contractor even started work before the redevelopment commission awarded him the project that evening. In another…