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Judge: City violated Open Meetings Law
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MONROE - The City of Monroe violated Wisconsin's Open Meetings Law when a 2013 meeting concluded with the termination of a department head, a judge found on Monday. Former utilities director Alan Eckstein filed a complaint in October 2013 against members of Monroe's Salary and Personnel Committee, which had moved to fire Eckstein during a closed portion of a public meeting on Sept. 10, 2013. Eckstein's complaint alleged the committee had violated the Open Meetings Law because his termination exceeded the scope of the meeting's agenda, which stated only that the committee would discuss "preliminary consideration of employee issues addressed by the utilities director."