County accused of violating Open Meetings Act

A former Midland County commissioner has filed a report accusing the county board of violating the state's Open Meetings Act.

Thomas Dauer, who served on the board from 2000 to 2002, called the Midland County Sheriff's Office to file the report Tuesday afternoon. According to a sheriff's office media log, Dauer maintains the board needs to modify its policy on how committees are arranged to include all commissioners. Currently, there are three members per committee.

Midland County Sheriff Jerry Nielsen said the report has been completed and will be sent to the county prosecutor for review.

Midland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Erik Wallen said the case will be investigated and Midland County officials could ask for other officials to investigate to avoid a conflict of interest.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Jim Bradley said Dauer informed the board during Tuesday's meeting that he would be reporting what he believes is a violation.