Pursuant to NCGS 143-318.12(B)(3): The Pender County Board of Commissioners hereby provides public notice of an Emergency Meeting of the Board as follows:
Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Place: Pender County Public Assembly Room
805 S. Walker Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
Purpose: The Board will meet to discuss it’s response to COVID-19 with regard to county operations. The Board may also enter into Closed Session pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11:3. To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged. General policy matters may not be discussed in a closed session and nothing herein shall be construed to permit a public body to close a meeting that otherwise would be open merely because an attorney employed or retained by the public body is a participant. The public body may consider and give instructions to an attorney concerning the handling or settlement of a claim, judicial action, mediation, arbitration, or administrative procedure. If the public body has approved or considered a settlement, other than a malpractice settlement by or on behalf of a hospital, in closed session, the terms of that settlement shall be reported to the public body and entered into its minutes as soon as possible within a reasonable time after the settlement is concluded; and 6) To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee; or to hear or investigate a complaint, charge, or grievance by or against an individual public officer or employee. General personnel policy matters may not be considered in a closed session. A public body may not consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, appointment, or removal of a member of the public body or another body and may not consider or fill a vacancy among its own membership except in an open meeting. Final action making an appointment or discharge or removal by a public body having final authority for the appointment or discharge or removal shall be taken in an open meeting.
Questions may be directed to the County Manager’s office by calling 910-259-1200.
Posted and distributed this the 23rd day of March 2020.