Washington County
Government
Administrative Building
116 Adams St.
PO Box 1007
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: 252-793-5823
Fax: 252-793-1183
Email: jbennett@washconc.org

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Meeting Procedures
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The Board meets on the first Monday of each month (unless changed for holidays or other reasons). The meetings begin at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month and are held in the County Commissioners' room at 116 Adams Street in Plymouth. Persons wishing to address the Board should contact the Clerk to the Board at 252-793-5823 or jbennett@washconc.org five business days prior to the meeting.

Following the call to order by the Chair, one of the Commissioners or guest will lead the invocation. The Chair then will make announcements of a general nature, ask for any deletions or additions to the agenda, call for approval of minutes of previous meetings, or make presentations as appropriate.

A business meeting of administrative and other routine agenda items is conducted for the first portion of the meeting. During this period, the Board may hold any required public hearings or other proposals, if time allows. During the public comment period, those who have signed up will be called upon to speak. Anyone who does not sign up but wishes to address the Board may be given the opportunity if a request is made during the comment period. Following the citizen comment period, the Board conducts any remaining business.

Public hearings are advertised in advance. In order to appear and be heard on a public hearing matter before the Commissioners, you should raise your hand and be recognized when the Chair introduces the item. When recognized, you should come to the lectern, give your name and address, and make your statement. The Commissioners wish to hear any and all persons who have come to speak during the public hearing, but as a courtesy to others who may wish to speak, they ask that you be as brief as possible. If you have come as a member of a group, you may wish to select a representative to present the points you feel are important.

Once all individuals have been heard, the public hearing(s) will be closed by the Chair, who will call for discussion by the Board. The Commissioners may or may not vote on a matter immediately after a public hearing.
Requested agenda items will then by presented by staff or requesting party(s).

Reports from the County Manager, County Finance Officer, and Department Heads will then be presented. In addition, any items which were not available prior to the preparation of the agenda and which require action may be heard at that time, provided that the Board has approved the addition of the items to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting under other items. 

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