RESOLUTION

FOR ESTABLISHING

SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR THE

WILKES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

WHEREAS, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners (“Board of Commissioners”) currently meets in the Commissioners' Room at the Wilkes County Office Building in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, at 7:00 P.M. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners desires to change this schedule pursuant to authorization of G.S. §153A-40, and to give notice as required by said statute; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners, under date of July 7, 2015, adopted a Resolution Abolishing the Wilkes County Board of Social Services and Assuming and Conferring Upon the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners all Powers, Responsibilities, and Duties of the Wilkes County Board of Social Services (hereinafter “the Resolution Abolishing DSS Board”), pursuant to the authority of G.S. §§153A-76 and 153A-77(a); and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners, following adoption of the Resolution Abolishing DSS Board, assumed all of the powers, responsibilities, and duties of the Wilkes County Board of Social Services (hereinafter “the DSS Board”), and became subject, among other things, to the statutory requirements for meetings of the DSS Board pursuant to G.S. §108A-7; and

WHEREAS, G.S. §108A-7 requires the DSS Board to meet at least once per month; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners, by virtue of the Resolution Abolishing DSS Board, is now itself subject to this statutory requirement and desires to comply with the same;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by action of the Board of Commissioners on the date set forth below, that, beginning with the month of January, 2020, the regular meetings of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners shall be held in the Commissioners' Room at the Wilkes County Office Building in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, at 6:00 P.M. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, except that in even-numbered years the first regular meeting for the month of December shall be held on the first Monday of said month at 6:00 P.M. as required under G.S. §153A-39.  The first regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners to which this Resolution shall apply is the meeting for Tuesday, January 7, 2020;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners reserves the right from time to time to reschedule one of its regular meetings as may be necessary, and to schedule public hearings and public concerns on such dates and at such times as the Board may deem appropriate, provided that the same shall in all respects comply with all requirements of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law and other applicable North Carolina law;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that each meeting of the Board of Commissioners as set forth in this Resolution, including regularly scheduled meetings and rescheduled meetings, shall be considered a meeting of the Board of Commissioners sitting in its capacity as the DSS Board, pursuant to the requirements of G.S. §108A-7;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that any resolutions, announcements, or other schedules which may have been made, adopted, or otherwise implemented prior to the adoption of this Resolution with respect to meetings of the Board of Commissioners, including meetings in which the Board of Commissioners sits as the DSS Board, are hereby rescinded and shall be of no further force or effect;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution shall be posted at the entrance of the Wilkes County Office Building and published in the Wilkes Journal-Patriot at least ten (10) days before the first meeting to which it applies.

Adopted this the 2nd day of December, 2019.

ATTEST:

Sarah Call, Clerk

WILKES COUNTY:

Eddie Settle, Chairman

Wilkes County Board of Commissioners

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