The N.C. Board of Funeral Service didn't keep minutes of its closed sessions, as required by state law.
The State Auditor's office, acting on a tip, reviewed five years of board minutes and found that typed minutes were not kept for closed sessions, in violation of the state's open meetings law. The board regulates the funeral business.
Executive Director Paul Harris told auditors that he was aware that typed minutes were required to be kept for closed meetings. The current and previous three secretaries took notes of closed sessions, but those notes had never been turned into minutes and could not be located, according to the auditor's office.
Board President Larry Andrews promised to create minutes for future meetings and to keep notes taken during those meetings in a special file.