VERNAL -- The Uintah County Commission is acknowledging a "technical" violation of the state's open-meeting law when it met to privately discuss a federal plan for oil shale development with officials from Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.
Utah law generally requires 24-hour notice be given before public meetings. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/NWGE8s) that in court records filed Wednesday, county attorney Jonathan Stearmer said notice for the 10 a.m. March 27 meeting on oil shale was posted at 10:04 a.m. March 26.
Vernal resident Sandy Hansen had filed a lawsuit alleging the March meeting was illegal.
Stearmer says Uintah County commissioners have voted to rescind a resolution they passed during the meeting that blasted the federal government's plan to limit the land available for oil shale development. Commissioners plan to revisit it Monday.