Commissioners delay meeting until July 28

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners will not meet Monday for its regularly scheduled July meeting because there will not be enough commissioners there for a quorum.

The meeting will be held instead at 6 p.m. on July 28, which is a Thursday, in the commissioners room at the Robeson County Administration Building at 701 North Elm St.

County Manager Ricky Harris said he was advised by County Attorney Patrick Pait that a special meeting needed to be scheduled because there would not be enough members of the eight-member board present on Monday to make up a quorum, which requires five commissioners.

Pait identified those commissioners not planning to attend Monday’s meeting as Jerry Stephens, the board’s chairman; David Edge, Tom Taylor and Lance Herndon.

Pait said he recommended a special meeting be held rather than having the general public and those needing to conduct business with the board to show up for a meeting and then find out it had to be postponed because of a lack of members to make up a quorum.

According to the special meeting announcement, issues to be addressed are those that would have been handled at Monday’s meeting. Among them are resolution honoring former U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre; distribution of discretionary money; selection of a voting delegate to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Annual Conference; reports from the Robeson County Housing Authority’s interim director and the chairman of the county’s Personnel Committee; and a report from the county’s Tax Committee.

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