Minnesota Department of Administration Advisory Opinion Feed http://www.ipad.state.mn.us en-us Minnesota Policy Analysis Division http://ipad.state.mn.us/ui/logo1.gif http://www.ipad.state.mn.us MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 16-005 2016-07-15 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2016/16005.html 1. The Westfield Township Board of Supervisors complied with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, regarding a March 31, 2015, meeting. 2. The Supervisors complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, because the record does not show that they met outside a noticed meeting and agreed not to implement any planning or zoning ordinance. 3. The Supervisors did not comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when two members (a quorum) attended a county planning commission meeting and heard and discussed matters also before the Board.  MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 16-004 2016-06-29 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2016/16004.html Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, and federal law, Independent School District 706, Virginia, would improperly disclose private educational data if it included the names and other data related to individual case managers in a job posting to District paraprofessionals bidding for assignments.  MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 16-002 2016-06-22 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2016/16002.html The Moorhead City Council complied with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a), regarding its summary of the City Manager’s performance evaluation at the March 31, 2016, special meeting. MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 16-003 2016-06-22 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2016/16003.html The Motley City Council complied with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it closed a special meeting on March 21, 2016, on the basis of attorney-client privilege, Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(b).  MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 16-001 2016-02-18 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2016/16001.html The data in the Notice of Proposed Removal, required under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.09, that Independent School District 911, Cambridge-Isanti, sent to a School Board member who is also a former employee of the District, are public. MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 15-007 2015-12-22 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15007.html MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 15-006 2015-11-10 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15006.html 1. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, the data in a draft investigation report prepared by the City of Hastings about a local public official, as designated by Minnesota Statutes section 13.43, subdivision 2(e)(4), are government data. 2. The data in the draft investigation report are classified as public (unless otherwise classified as not public) because Ms. Stark resigned while the complaint was pending and because she released all claims arising out of the conduct that is the subject of the complaint. 3. Because the data are public, the City may not agree to redact or otherwise restrict access to draft investigation report, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 10. MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 15-005 2015-11-05 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15005.html 1.Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, and Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 4, Independent School District 535, Rochester, cannot share private personnel data with a requesting district. 2. See Issue 1. MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 15-004 2015-10-01 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15004.html The Minnesota Film and TV Board is not subject to the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D. MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 15-003 2015-05-21 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15003.html 1. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, Foth Infrastructure and Environment, LLC did not comply with the requirement to respond to a request for data related to Foth's contracts with the City of Bloomington to create and implement a solid waste management process. MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 15-002 2015-05-07 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15002.html 1. The Edina City Council complied with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 2(a), regarding notice for the January 20, 2015, special meeting. 2. The Edina City Council did not comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D when it closed meetings on January 6, 2015, and January 20, 2015; the Council held two meetings to evaluate the performance of the City Manager and it failed to record the January 6, 2015, meeting. The Commissioner cannot determine if the Council made a proper statement on the record to close the January 6 meeting. 3. The Edina City Council did not comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a), regarding the summary of the City Manager's performance evaluation because it should have provided a summary of the January 6 closed meeting during the open portion of January 20 meeting. As noted in previous opinions, a performance evaluation summary should include salient points of the evaluation so that the public is aware of the rationale upon which the public body based its conclusion. MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15001.pdf MN IPAD:Advisory Opinion 15-001 MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15001.html MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15002.pdf MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15003.pdf MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15004.pdf MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15005.pdf MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15006.pdf MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2015/15007.pdf MN Information Policy Analysis Division /opinions/2016/16001.pdf