The Washington County Attorney has an optional hearing with the Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) in August. According to the deputy director of the board, Margaret Johnson, a consent order that would have had Larry Brock pay a $100 fine and take three hours of remedial training was disapproved last week. Brock has the right to a hearing on August 21st.
In March, former Washington County Conservation Park Ranger Bob Bellmer requested copies of all correspondence between Brock and the Conservation Board between November 1st of last year and March 1st that dealt with his employment. After Brock failed to reply, the IPIB got involved. Brock provided the records to Bellmer in June, but at that point he had already been charged with failure to provide open records by the IPIB.