October 25, 2016
Agenda Item Title
Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Bylaw BEDC, "Quorum," and Policy BDE, "Board Committees"
Bylaw BEDC, "Quorum," and Policy BDE, "Board Committees" are before the Board for Public Hearing. The proposed amendments establish procedures under which Board meetings and meetings of standing committees of the Board may meet with members participating by telephone or video:
- Regular and special meetings of the Board may occur by telephone or video only in emergency situations caused by weather or other extraordinary circumstances. In addition, such meetings must comply with the NC Open Meetings law, the means of communications must be sufficient for all members to hear and be heard by each other, and reasonable efforts must be made to provide public access to the meeting.
- For standing committee meetings, members may participate by telephone or video (and be counted as present) only if one committee member is physically present at the meeting site. In addition, such meetings must comply with the NC Open Meetings law, and the means of communications must be sufficient for all members to hear and be heard by each other and to be heard by members of the public in attendance at the meeting site.
- For any type of meeting, if quorum is never achieved or is lost during the meeting, the chair may choose to adjourn or continue the meeting. If the meeting is continued, any action taken by the remaining members must be ratified by a majority of the members, either when quorum is reestablished at the same meeting or at the next meeting at which action is taken.
- The descriptions of the two most recently added standing committees, Facilities and Operations and Intergovernmental Relationships Committee, whose charters have previously been adopted by the Board, have been added to Policy BDE.
The proposed amendments were approved unanimously by three members of the Policy Committee on September 8, 2016 (one member was absent).
Agenda Item Type