News Briefs

Published 9:58 pm Friday, December 9, 2016

► Polk’s new board approves rules and procedures

After swearing in three new commissioners on Monday, Dec. 5, the county board approved rules and procedures. Commissioner Ray Gasperson asked that at some point the board change item 2 to no longer require a second for an issue to be discussed. Other board members did not agree. Rules and procedures include that the county meets every first and third Monday of the month unless otherwise authorized, that a motion and second is required for discussion and citizen comments are limited to three minutes each. Commissioners also approved the UNC School of Government Code of Ethics.

► Polk BOC approves commissioner board appointments

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During the Polk County Board of Commissioner’s Dec. 5 meeting, commissioners approved each commissioner appointments to boards. Commissioner Ray Gasperson was appointed to the Agriculture Advisory Board and the Health District Board; commissioner chair Tommy Melton was appointed to the Council on Aging, Isothermal Planning and Development Commission and the Consolidated Human Services Agency; commissioner Myron Yoder was appointed to the Home & Community Care Block Grant Committee and the Recreation Advisory Board; vice-chair Jake Johnson was appointed to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and the Smoky Mountain Advisory Council; and commissioner Shane Bradley was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees, the Mental Health Advisory Board and the Transportation Advisory Board.

► Polk appoints Yoder as voting delegate for NCACC

The Polk County Board of Commissioners appointed commissioner Myron Yoder to be the county’s voting delegate for the 2017 N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Legislative Goals Conference. Commissioners made the appointment during the county’s Dec. 5 meeting with other commissioners saying they plan on attending the conference next year.