Minutes - 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.
OTHERS PRESENT: Rhonda Weaver, County Attorney, Counsel to the Commission,
Melody Weschler, Clerk to the Commission.
CALL TO ORDER FOR SESSION:
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