Action Only Minutes

After searching everywhere, Joe secured the information from DeBary which we have provided also to Walter McKenzie so he did not have to struggle like I did.

Since Washington State does not have strong “Sunshine” laws like Florida, the Action only minutes DeBary uses expands more than what our current agenda minutes look like.  In fact, they are in between what we do today and what we did prior to two years ago..  They also live stream their meetings.

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Warren Graham <>
Date: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM
Subject: Action Minutes
To: “” <>



I saw your request to Eric this morning.  Here is a good link to explain why action minutes is a good idea.


This is what we use in DeBary, however sometimes depending on the issue I will expand on the item for clarification.


Warren Graham

City Clerk



  • § PUBLIC RECORDS NOTICE: The City of DeBary is governed by the State of Florida public records law. This means that the information we receive online including your e-mail address might be disclosed to any person making a public records request. If you have any question about the Florida public records law refer to Chapter 119 Florida Statutes. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. §§


After reading the site provided by Mr. Graham, the Council will have to make a determination of what they wish to have done.  I understand not placing conversations in but at least there could be the crux of what was voted on and why.  Perhaps Stacy did not have as much experience in handling or advising staff how Action Minutes should be done and that is why our minutes have no information at all.

Our thanks to Mr. Graham.  It is amazing how efficient everyone is in DeBary!

Karin for the blog

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