Salem, Voluntown and Lyme, Connecticut are three Connecticut towns that have pulled down their websites in the face of a new mandate of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act requiring them to post minutes on Town websites within seven days of a town meeting.
The new law went into effect on Wednesday, October 1.
According to the Hartford Courant, But for small towns like Salem, with small staff and small budgets, the new law means one thing: an end to their websites or noncompliance.
The law doesn’t say a town has to have a website. It just says that if you do have a website, you have to post minutes on it within the mandated timeframe.
The towns expect to have functioning websites after they are able to get local township officials trained in how to post information to the internet.