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Meeting required before appointing commissioners

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Woodbury, 55125

Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Minnesota county boards must hold a public meeting before appointing someone to fill a commissioner vacancy, senators decided Monday.

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The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill by Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, requiring more public input before a county commissioner appointment.

The bill also says a special election must be held if a vacancy occurs more than a year before the next county general election.

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