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Article I – Board of Supervisors

§ 3.1-1 Agenda for regular and adjourned meetings.

The County Administrator shall prepare and make available to each member of the Board of Supervisors a detailed agenda at least one day prior to each regular or adjourned meeting of the Board.

§ 3.1-2 Addressing Board at meetings; action on matters raised by nonmembers.

        [Amended 7-12-1993]

Any orderly person present at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors may, upon recognition by the presiding officer, request permission to address the Board, and the presiding officer may grant such request if he considers it to be in the public interest so to do, and he shall grant such request upon demand of any two Supervisors. When, as the result of such an address to the Board, it appears that a subject should be considered by the Board at a subsequent meeting, the County Administrator shall place such matter on the agenda for the next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

§ 3.1-3 Rules.

The Board of Supervisors may, by resolution or ordinance, promulgate rules:

A. Governing the conduct of its members with respect to their official duties and transactions and with respect to the ethics of office and imposing penalties for the violation thereof.

B. Providing for the attendance at its meetings of the Sheriff of the County or, at his option, one of his deputies to preserve order and to discharge such other duties as may be necessary for the dispatch of such business as may be before this Board.

C. Providing for the attendance at its meetings of such other County officers and employees as may be helpful to the Board by providing information, opinions and advice.

D. Providing for the order of business and parliamentary procedure at its meetings.

E. Providing for the appointment, powers and duties of standing and special committees.

F. Providing for closed sessions of the Board, but no ordinance or resolution shall be offered and no final vote, decision or action shall be taken on any question or subject during a closed session.

G. Providing for the compulsory attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers before the Board or any of its committees.

H. Providing for the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to administer an oath to any person concerning any matter submitted to the Board or connected with its powers or duties.

I. For such other purposes not contrary to state law, this Code or other ordinance as may be within the power of the Board of Supervisors to regulate for the conduct of its business.


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