By Jesse Wood
April 21, 2014. The Boone Town Council has a new monthly meeting format that starts this week. Council approved of the change in March.
Instead of holding two lengthy meetings on Tuesday and Thursday of the third week of the month, the Boone Town Council will now hold an “agenda-setting” meeting on the third meeting Monday of each month and regular monthly business meeting to take action on the subsequent Thursday.
Mayor Andy Ball presented this proposal at a meeting in March and it will run for a six-month trial period, according to minutes of last month’s meeting. A public comment period takes place at both meetings.
At the March meeting, Councilwoman Lynne Mason was concerned that the agenda-setting meeting would “defeat the purpose of changing the meeting schedule” if it ran too long by not being structured properly.
On the third Monday of each month by noon, all supplemental packet items are submitted to the town clerk and dispersed to council members prior to the agenda-setting meeting.
Then the final agenda packet is distributed to council and posted on the Town of Boone website the next day at noon on Tuesday, the third Tuesday of the month.
See agenda for the April meeting here.
See packet for the April meeting here.