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Executive Session Minutes
Executive Session Minutes

From time to time, the Harrisonville Board of Aldermen will vote to adjourn their regular session and go into an Executive Session.  These sessions are closed to the general public so the governing board may freely discuss items of a specialized nature without disclosing privileged information.  Under Missouri law, there are more than 20 specific reasons the aldermen can enter into Executive Session, but in Harrisonville the most common reasons are to discuss legal communications from and with the city attorney, real estate transactions, and matters pertaining to personnel.

In the 2017 report from the State Auditor's Office, it was noted that the city had gone into closed session and discussed some items "that are not allowed by state law and sometimes discusses issues unrelated to the specific reason cited in the open minutes for going into closed session."  The mayor and board have reviewed those closed minutes and are releasing those sections that did not follow the Sunshine Law or have since been discussed in open session.  The link below contains excerpts which have been reviewed by the City Attorney and are being published for public viewing. 

Executive Session Minutes -- May 2015 to February 2017