The Reidsville City Council held a called meeting on January 27, 2022, in place of their regularly scheduled meeting on the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m.
Signs were posted on the City Hall doors on January 25, but The Journal Sentinel was not notified. Only two people from the public were present at the meeting other than city officials and department heads, according to City Clerk Nivea Jackson.
The Journal Sentinel was informed of the January meeting on March 1 and requested the agenda and minutes from Jackson. The agenda and minutes were not provided by press time that evening at 5 p.m.
According to the Georgia Municipal Association, “The city must provide the public with advance notice of meetings. Notice of the time, place, and dates of regular meetings (e.g. the city council’s monthly meeting) must be made available to the general public and be posted in a conspicuous place at the regular meeting place of the agency and must be posted on the agency’s website, if it has one.
“For any meetings that are not conducted at the regular meeting place or time, the agency must post the time, place, and date of the meeting for at least 24 hours at the regular meeting location and give written or oral notice at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to the legal organ of the county or a newspaper with equal circulation.”