Teton County Agenda Center

A common path to the Teton County Board of County Commissioners' online agenda center puts you on this webpage. The page usually displays a list of agendas and gives users the ability to search them by county board, but has not for two days. The "Agendas and Minutes" button on the bottom right side of the page will, however, direct you to a list of all county agendas.

UPDATE, 9:03 a.m.: The link to the county's agendas has been fixed.

ORIGINAL: It appears that a direct link on the county's website to the Teton County Board of County Commissioners' online agendas is down.

The agendas are, however, still accessible online.

The commission's agendas are usually posted late in the week before meetings are set to occur. They typically include a correspondence report — a PDF that shows emails sent between elected officials and their constituents in the previous two weeks — as well as a list of items that require the board's approval. That list is accompanied with links to staff reports detailing what the discussion will entail.

Those agendas were posted by last Friday. But when the News&Guide went looking for them Monday they did not appear to be in their normal location.

Treasurer Katie Smits told the paper she was having the same issue at Monday's in-person voucher meeting. Teton County Clerk Maureen Murphy and Commission Chairwoman Natalia D. Macker said they were not.

The issue may be due to how people access the documents. But, in checking on four different devices and two different browsers (Safari and Chrome), the link the News&Guide usually uses to access to the agenda Tuesday morning did not list agendas like it usually does. The News&Guide's method entails visiting TetonCountyWY.gov, clicking "Government," then "Agendas and Minutes," then "Board of County Commissioners." It results in a blank webpage where the option to search for specific agendas is cut off.

You can, however, follow that same chain of links and then click "Agendas and Minutes" in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to find a list of all agendas for all county boards, including the County Commission.

Here's a link in case you don't want to follow that online chain.

The County Commission is set to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and the PDF agenda for today's meeting is attached to this article.

Attorney Bruce Moats, who specializes in public access to government and has previously represented the News&Guide in cases regarding open records, said the County Commission is required to notice their meetings. But because Tuesday's meeting is regularly scheduled — and not a special meeting — the board is not required to publish a specific agenda. That is, however, its practice.

The Tuesday meeting was noticed in the May 12 News&Guide and, technically, the agendas are still available online — just not in their regular location.

Macker had not responded to request for comment by the time this article went live online. Smits, however, said she was still having issues accessing the agendas and notified county IT of the issue.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Teton County Reporter

Previously the Scene editor, Billy Arnold made the switch to the county beat where he's interested in exploring Teton County as a model for the rest of the West. When he can, he still writes about art, music and whatever else suits his fancy.

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