Nonadvisory Board Meeting Recordings

The Vermont Open Meeting Law 1 V.S.A. §§ 310-314, provides that “[a]ll meetings of a public body are declared to be open to the public at all times, except as provided in section 313 of this title [on executive sessions].” 1 V.S.A. § 312(a). The intent of the law is to create transparency in government by requiring advance public notice and an opportunity for public participation in governmental decisions.

In response to the sunsetting on July 1, 2024 of the temporary authority to allow local public bodies to meet remotely during the COVID pandemic, the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, Act 133 (S.55). Act 133, which is effective July 1st of 2024, makes permanent the ability of some local and State public bodies (e.g. advisory bodies) to meet without designating a physical meeting location (i.e. remotely), while imposing upon others (nonadvisory bodies) the requirement to record and post their meetings.

For recordings of recent West Windsor nonadvisory board meetings, please follow the links below: