LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners will not hold its regular monthly meeting Monday because four commissioners will be attending the annual National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington. The conference began Saturday and continues through Wednesday.
Some of the commissioners attend the conference every year, County Manager Ricky Harris said. This year the commissioners attending will be Chairman Noah Woods, Jerry Stephens, Raymond Cummings and Hubert Sealey.
Woods serves on the national association’s board of directors, while Stephens serves on the board of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
Tammy Freeman, the board’s secretary, said the registration cost for each commissioner is $490, or a total for all four of the commissioners of $1,960. The total cost for hotel rooms for four nights is another $916 for each commissioner, a total of $3,664.
Freeman said the travel cost has not yet been determined.
Harris said the expenses for travel, hotel rooms and food would be paid for by the county, and would not come from each commissioner’s stipend of $700 a month.