21 NCAC 36 .0110             OPEN MEETINGS

(a)  All meetings of the Board, including Board committee meetings, are open to the public.

(b)  The agenda for the meeting will be available upon request and will be posted at the meeting site.  Copies of the agenda are available approximately ten days prior to a meeting.

(c)  Any agency or individual, directly affected by any item to be considered by the Board, may request an opportunity to speak in relation to the specific item.  Such request must be in writing and received in the Board office at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting.

(d)  No more than two individuals representing a specific agency shall speak to any single item on the agenda.  Presentations shall be limited to no more than five minutes each.  The presentation shall be written and a copy of it shall be made available to the Board for use in decision‑making and in compiling the record of the meeting.

(e)  Persons wishing to request that an item be placed on the Board agenda shall submit the request in writing no less than 30 days prior to the scheduled regular meeting.  Such request shall specify the nature of the matter to be discussed and suggest the amount of time needed for the discussion.

(f)  The Board may vote to hold an executive session as provided in G.S. 143‑318.11.  Actions shall be taken in open session and so recorded.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑171.23(a); 143‑318.10;

Eff. January 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1988; July 1, 1984.