Thursday night, the Village Board Members in Hortonville will be discussing a new ordinance pertaining to the sharing of information from closed session meetings.
The drafted provision states that “All trustees and Village officials have a duty to refrain from disseminating information circulated during a closed session…This duty is a continuing duty until the reason for the closed session has been extinguished. A violation of this duty is considered neglect of duty for which a fine may be levied.”
The fines could range from $100 to $500 for a first offense, and from $500 to $1,000 for a second violation. The proposed ordinance comes on the heels of an internal investigation that in part accused Police Chief Michael Sullivan for disclosing confidential information.
No conclusions has yet been made regarding Chief Sullivan’s investigation.