Special Meeting by Telephone Conference Call on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 9:30 am CDT/8:30 am MDT of the LARM Board of Directors Duly Elected on March 21, 2018.

Please see the link to the notice, agenda, and related material for details.

Notice, Agenda, and Related Materials

L. Lynn Rex
Executive Director, League of Nebraska Municipalities
Administrator of LARM Pursaunt to the Interlocal Agreement
1335 L Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-476-2829
Fax: 402-476-7052


Notice of Meeting by Telephone Conference Call Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. CDT/8:30 a.m. MDT of the LARM Board of Directors Duly Elected on March 21, 2018.

Please see the notice and agenda for details.

Revised Agenda for April 12 Conference Call of the LARM Board of Directors, duly elected on March 21, 2018

Minutes (revised) of the March 21, 2018 Special Meeting of LARM Members

Link to the agenda and packet of the April 10 meeting of the "purported LARM Board".

Lynn Rex, Christy Abraham and Lash Chaffin
League of Nebraska Municipalities
1335 L Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-476-2829
Fax: 402-476-7052


A clear majority of the members who were present at the Special Meeting of LARM Members on March 21, 2018, voted to elect 15 members to the LARM Board of Directors on a vote of 61-1, with 11 members abstaining and 95 members absent. Attached are the minutes, which include the meeting notice, agenda, slate of nominees and sign-in sheets from all 12 meeting sites.

This election was necessary since not one of the current “purported” members of the LARM Board of Directors was properly elected by “participating members” at a “members meeting” as required by the Interlocal Agreement (Section 8.1.4.2.). The governing bodies of 57 LARM members forwarded to the League office their “Resolutions” calling for the Special Meeting of LARM Members on March 21 to elect a duly constituted LARM Board of Directors.

Pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement which your governing body approved to join LARM, the Executive Director of the League of Nebraska Municipalities is the “Administrator” of LARM. The League asked its outside counsel on LARM issues, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P., for an opinion on the quorum issue. After researching the law, Cline Williams advised the League as follows:

The law recognizes a distinction between an act done by a definite body such as a board of directors, and an indefinite body, i.e., the members of an organization whose number is not fixed. In the case of a definite body, a majority must be present to constitute a quorum, and then a majority of the quorum may decide. In contrast, an act taken by the members themselves is valid if it is passed by a majority of those present at a legal meeting, no matter how small a portion they may constitute of the whole number entitled to be present. In such cases, those who stayed away from the meeting are presumed to have assented to the action of those who attended.

We have also examined LARM’s Interlocal Agreement and Bylaws. The Interlocal Agreement does not establish any required quorum for a meeting of members. The Bylaws recently approved by the unelected individuals who claim to serve as the “de facto” Directors of LARM removed all references to meetings of members and did not purport to establish any requirement for a quorum at a meeting of members. The prior version of the LARM Bylaws dated December 17, 2013 eliminated most references to an annual meeting of members, including the quorum requirement. The last time a quorum for a meeting of members was referenced in LARM Bylaws it was twenty-five percent (25%): “At any meeting of members, one-quarter of the members entitled to vote, represented in person shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.”

In accordance with this rule (cited in the first indented paragraph above), and the opinion of the League’s counsel, the slate of nominees was elected at the Special Meeting of LARM Members and constitutes the duly elected LARM Board of Directors. Congratulations again to the 15 officials elected to the LARM Board of Directors!

Thanks to the 73 LARM members who took time from their busy schedules to participate in this Special Meeting of LARM Members on March 21! These 73 LARM members participated despite concerted efforts by LARM representatives to actively discourage LARM members from attending. Although several LARM members contacted the League office before the meeting expressing regret that they were unable to attend, their support to restore LARM to a membership-driven organization is most appreciated!

Minutes of the March 21, 2018 Special Meeting of LARM Members

Lynn Rex, Christy Abraham and Lash Chaffin
League of Nebraska Municipalities
1335 L Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-476-2829
Fax: 402-476-7052