AG: UK trustees should have kept minutes from dinner session

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky attorney general’s office says the University of Kentucky board of trustees wasn’t required to post a detailed agenda for a meal before its regular meeting but violated the Open Meetings Act by not keeping minutes from the dinner session.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2aaBsiW ) reports the opinion Monday came in response to a complaint the newspaper made after UK denied a request for minutes from a May 2 trustees meeting.

The board was briefed during the dinner meeting by a Washington, D.C., lawyer about $4 million it reimbursed the federal government because of billing problems at a Hazard cardiology clinic the university owns.

The university is now required to produce minutes reflecting the “substance of the presentation” made during the dinner.

The dinner sessions are open to the public because a quorum is present, but traditionally official business does not occur.

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