During Tuesday night’s meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, the board decided to make some slight modifications to the plan for resuming in-person meetings on June 2.
Initially, the board had planned to hold a work session at 1 p.m. on June 2, followed by its regular board meeting at 4 p.m. After hearing from staff members, the board made the unanimous decision to dispense with the 1 p.m. work session, instead opening up at 2:30 p.m., then immediately calling for an executive session prior to the main meeting session at 4 p.m.
“My only real concern about not having the work session is that it might slow us down, we might have to talk longer about some things in the main meeting, but we’ve allowed three hours now,” Commission Chair Harry Johnston said.
Commissioner Benny Carter added, “I think that’s a wise decision to not have two different meetings in the same room. The question will be then, is three hours enough for us to get our full meeting in? And I think it probably is.”
Following discussion on the matter, the board unanimously approved canceling the work session at 1 p.m., starting at 2:30 p.m. and moving almost directly into executive session before reconvening into open session at 4 p.m.
Along with changing the meeting times, a slight modification was made to the location of the meeting. The portion beginning at 2:30 p.m. will be held in the auditorium on the lower level of the Cherokee County Administration Building as it traditionally is. However, once the board reconvenes at 4 p.m., the meeting will move from the auditorium, across the lower level to the conference area to allow for greater social distancing during the meeting.