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Monday, 30 June 2014 09:46

Agricultural society settles lawsuit on membership

(PORT HURON) -- The St. Clair County Agricultural Society has settled a lawsuit over membership that accused its board of not complying with the Freedom of Information Act. Barbara Yockey, a lawyer for Amy and Bryan Balon and Cindy Leone, says that neither side admitted liability, but the settlement will lead to more transparency. The lawsuit came after the society changed how people could become members. Under the deal, the society has agreed to change its bylaws about membership and post meeting minutes online. The society's main project is to put on the St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair. The fair's board president Rob Usakowski says it's getting ready for the July fair and hopefully the board "can work with people who have concerns."