Iowa court: Dyersville violated open records law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says the city of Dyersville violated the state open records law in 2010 because it took more than two months to respond to a request for documents from a construction supply business that sued the city over its contract bidding process.

Horsfield Materials of Epworth sued Dyersville claiming the city violates state public bidding laws by allowing only three preapproved companies to bid on contracts to supply concrete and rock for construction projects.

The court finds in Friday’s ruling city practices do not violate bidding laws.

However, the court says Dyersville took too long to respond to requests from Horsfield for documents, handing over 600 pages after about 70 days. The court sends that portion of the case back to Dubuque County District Court.

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