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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 12/2/1998

DECEMBER 2, 1998

The Whitehall Town Council vote on November 30 to direct the town attorney to challenge a Montana Attorney General opinion was apparently illegally conducted because the council failed to obtain a majority vote to approve the motion. The dilemma was this: the vote itself was on a matter dealing with conflict of interest, and three members of the council abstained from voting because they could have had a conflict of interest on the issue voted upon. Montana state law requires a majority of council members to vote to approve a measure, and four votes is a majority of six mem...

 

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