Crawford County was slow in posting information on how to join Monday's special commissioners online meeting held at 6 p.m.
A legal advertisement was published Feb. 11 — 11 days prior to the meeting which was to set salaries for elected officials for 2024 through 2027. The legal ad stated the meeting would be available via the online application Zoom. Information about how to join the meeting was to be posted on the county's website.
That information was not posted as of 11 a.m. Monday when the Tribune contacted all three county commissioners about the situation. It still wasn't posted around 1 p.m. when the Tribune checked the website again. Information then was posted on the county's home page by 1:45 p.m. on how to connect with the meeting.
Melissa Melewski, attorney for the Pennsylvania News Media Association, said state law doesn't address the issue.
However, she said the information about how to join the meeting should have been coordinated on the county's website at the same time as the legal ad being published.
"Public notice is to give public access to the meeting," Melewski said.
Commissioners said they were unaware of the problem and said they took full responsibility for the error.