The Board meets on the first and third Mondays of each month (unless changed for holidays or other reasons) in the Wake County Courthouse, Room 700, 7th floor. The meetings begin at 2 p.m., with public comments at approximately 2:30 p.m. A 30-minute sign-up period precedes each public comment period.
The Chairman will call the meeting to order and a commissioner will offer an invocation. The Chair will make announcements of a general nature, call for approval of the agenda and approval of minutes of previous meetings, and presentations may be made at this time.
The Consent Agenda items are considered to be routine and may be enacted by one motion. If a commissioner requests, an item may be removed and considered separately.
The Regular Agenda typically begins with advertised public hearings. The Chair will announce the public hearing open, at which time individuals who wish to speak should come forward to the lectern. Each speaker should provide their name and address and then make a clear and concise statement.
The Public Comment period, held at 2:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter, is separate from public hearings on specific agenda items. Citizens interested in making public comments should sign up to speak prior to 2:30 p.m. Speakers during public comments should limit their remarks to three minutes. The Commissioners want to hear all the citizens' comments. If you have come as a member of a group, please select a representative to present your viewpoint, who may recognize the group members present. The Chair will announce the public hearing closed.
Following the citizen comment period, the meeting will resume with the next agenda item scheduled. Reports from the County Manager and County Attorney will be presented under "Other Business."
A closed session may be held, as necessary. Should a closed session be held, the County Attorney will announce the General Statute authorizing the closed session, followed by board action. Following closed session, the Board will return to open session and take action, if needed, followed by meeting adjournment.
Citizens with disabilities requiring special needs to access the meetings of Wake County Board of Commissioners should contact the Board of Commissioners' Office five days prior to the meeting by calling 919-856-6160.