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Board to consider adding attendance requirement

Posted on 02/26/2019
Board to consider adding attendance requirement

The Board of County Commissioners will hear second reading and take public comment on a proposed addition to the county code relating to meeting attendance.

The proposed new section of code, to be under Article 1 – Board Procedures, states:

Attendance by Commissioners at all regular and special meetings of the Board and at all Board hearings for which public notice has been published is required. Exceptions to this attendance requirement shall be allowed when a Commissioner is out of town, has an emergency, is ill or is caring for an ill immediate family member, has jury duty, or is attending to imperative County business.

While the county code currently outlines when and how meetings are to be held, there is no outline of any board attendance requirements for those meetings. The Weld County Home Rule Charter, section 3-10 – Rules of Procedure, does, however, grant the board the ability to formally establish attendance requirements.

“It’s good to examine our policies and procedures from time to time,” said Weld County Attorney Bruce Barker. “This housekeeping measure will help prevent any confusion or issues that could arise if lack of attendance were to become a problem.”

The second reading of this proposal will be at the Board’s regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on March 15, 2019, and final reading is scheduled for April 8, 2019. Public who would like to comment on the proposed code addition may do so during the public hearing portion of the meeting.