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Charles County, Maryland

Minutes - January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


                             CHARLES COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSION

                            Charles County Attorney Conference Room

                                              January 24, 2018


      Rev. Robert Charles Buehler, Chairman

      Stephen Fitzgerald, Esquire

      Henry Collins, Jr.

     William Purnell

     Cindy Falkenstein                                                      

    OTHERS PRESENT:  Rhonda Weaver, County Attorney, Counsel to the Commission,

        Melody Weschler, Clerk to the Commission.


     The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buehler at 6:03 p.m.



     A motion was made by Mr. Fitzgerald to approve the May 31, 2017 open meeting minutes,

     seconded by Mr. Purnell, unanimously carried.  May 31, 2017 closed meeting  minutes will be

     held until the next meeting.


 Open Meetings Act -- Ms. Weaver spoke to the Commission regarding changes to the Open Meetings Act.

    She reviewed that under the changes when the Commission goes into a    closed session that at least one person,

     other than herself and the Clerk, must have completed the OMA training.  If training had been previously completed

     after October 1, 2013, it doesn’t have to be repeated.  Ms. Weaver suggested that all members complete the online

     training to be covered at all meetings.  After the training is completed a certification is provided and

     should be given to Ms. Weschler, the Clerk. 

 Financial Disclosure Forms 2017 – Ms. Weaver reviewed the changes

     that were made to the form for 2017.  The forms will be distributed by the Clerk on or before January 31, 2018.

     Mr. Purnell made a motion to distribute the forms as discussed, seconded by Mr. Collins, all in favor. 

 Ms. Weaver suggested that a May meeting be scheduled to review the financial disclosure forms. 

     The Board discussed the date and May 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. will be scheduled as the next meeting. 

     ADJOURNMENT: With no further business Mr. Fitzgerald made motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.,

     seconded by Mr. Purnell, all in favor.


                                                                                    Melody Weschler, Clerk