Alvo Ordered To Pay Legal Fees Over Public Records Request

ALVO – The Village of Alvo has been ordered to pay a portion of legal fees for rescue squad volunteers who are asking a judge to nullify a village board meeting,  where they were suspended or removed from the squad.

District Judge Michael Smith ordered the village  to pay $1,774 associated with a public records request, such as minutes of an Oct. 22 meeting and copies of village ordinances regarding the Alvo Rescue Squad.

Dave and Karen Morgan, Leslie Krings and Mike Krass say the village missed a February deadline to produce the documents. Attorney Ryan McIntosh says delays impact the staffing of the rescue squad and its opportunities for fundraising.

The inactivated volunteers say the board’s meeting should be nullified because there was no proper reason for an emergency session where Morgan, a firefighter and board member, did not attend.

The board’s answer to a court filing says Morgan declined to attend the emergency meeting.

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