BRANSON, Mo – Under the direction of Branson Mayor Larry Milton and the Board of Aldermen, the City of Branson is releasing the minutes of the April 22, 2022, closed executive session that was closed pursuant to 610.021.2 RSMO for real estate and 610.021.3 RSMO for personnel.
Because of the nature of closed executive sessions, not everything discussed is included in the minutes. According to the Missouri State Sunshine Law, 610.020.7, the minutes “shall include the date, time, place, members present, members absent and a record of any votes taken.”
While these minutes are available for members of the public and media anytime by submitting a records request found on the City’s website, BransonMo.Gov, Mayor Milton addressed making it easier for the public to access these minutes at the last Board of Aldermen meeting on April 26, 2022.
"This board is committed, and I mean committed to open transparency to the public and actions speak louder than words. Over time you will see this board be more and more transparent,” said Mayor Milton. “Our City administrator has agreed that when we do take it to a vote in executive session, you don't need to wait to go ask for a sunshine request, we are going to publish it so you know. That's another step of being transparent,” Mayor Milton said.
The minutes are attached to this news release
UPDATE FROM MAYOR MILTON 4/29/22 2:00 P.M.: The City of Branson released the minutes from the Executive Session Meeting of the Board of Aldermen that occurred on April 22, 2022. The board authorized the creation of an agreement by employment counsel. The agreement is in conjunction with the previously-announced retirement of Mr. Stanley Dobbins.###