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All meetings of any public body of the Municipality are hereby declared to be open to the public unless the regular or special meeting is for the sole purpose of considering any of the following matters:
(a) The appointment, employment, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee or official, or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee or regulated individual, unless the public employee, official, licensee or regulated individual requests a public hearing;
(b) The purchase of property for public purposes, or the sale of property at competitive bidding, if premature disclosure of information would give an unfair competitive or bargaining advantage to a person whose personal private interest is adverse to the general public interest;
(c) Conferences with an attorney for the public body, concerning disputes involving the public body that are the subject of pending or imminent court action;
(d) Preparing for, conducting or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment;
(e) Matters required to be kept confidential by Federal law or rules or State statutes;
(f) Specialized details of security arrangements where disclosure of the matters discussed might reveal information that would be used for the purpose of committing, or avoiding prosecution for, a violation of the law; or
(g) To consider confidential information related to the marketing plans, specific business strategy, production techniques, trade secrets, or personal financial statements of an applicant for economic development assistance, or to consider negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance, provided that both of the following conditions apply:
(1) The information is directly related to a request for economic development assistance that is to be provided or administered under any provision of Ohio R.C. Chapter 715, 725, 1724, or 1728 or sections 701.07, 3735.67 to 3735.70, 5709.40 to 5709.43, 5709.61 to 5709.69, 5709.73 to 5709.75, or 5709.77 to 5709.81, or that involves public infrastructure improvements or the extension of utility services that are directly related to an economic development project.
(2) A unanimous quorum of the Council determines, by roll call vote, that the executive session is necessary to protect the interests of the applicant or the possible investment or expenditure of public funds to be made in connection with the economic development project.
(Ord. 94-22. Passed 4-18-94; Ord. 17-116. Passed 8-15-17.)