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Appointment Policy Summary of Proposed Changes
February 15, 2011


1) Title Change from Procedures for Advisory Board Appointments to Board Appointment Policy
Rationale: The word advisory is being deleted, since some boards do not serve in an advisory capacity, such as, CPCC Board of Trustees, Library Board of Trustees, Industrial Facilities Pollution Control, and the Jury Commission.

2) Purpose statement was added as an introduction to the policy.
Rationale: The purpose statement addresses the importance of citizen involvement in the Board’s decision making process. It also clarifies that some boards were established by the BOCC and some were established by legislation or interlocal agreements.
 

3) Advisory was deleted throughout the policy wherever it read advisory board. It now reads board.
Rationale: Not all boards serve in an advisory capacity.
 

4) Membership Terms was amended to allow persons appointed to fill an unexpired term to serve two full consecutive terms following the completion of the unexpired term.
Rationale: Provides for continuity of service.
 

5) Attendance Requirement was amended to clarify that persons serving on boards established by legislation or interlocal agreements would comply with the attendance requirements outlined in the legislation or interlocal agreement establishing them, which in some instances is different from the BOCC policy.


6) Removal of Members from Boards was amended to clarify that removal of persons serving on boards established by legislation or interlocal agreements would be done in compliance with the legislation establishing them.


7) Administrative Procedures was amended to clarify that minutes of boards established by legislation or interlocal agreements shall be maintained in accordance with the legislation or interlocal agreement establishing them.


8) Minor wording changes for purposes of clarity and consistency.
Note: The following boards were established and/or authorized either through
legislation or interlocal agreement: Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee;
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; Board of Equalization and Review; Board of Motor
Vehicle Review; Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees; Historic
Landmarks Commission; Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Authority;
Jury Commission; Juvenile Crime Prevention Council; Lake Norman Marine Commission;
Lake Wylie Marine Commission; Library Board of Trustees; Mountain Island Lake Marine
Commission; Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee; Planning Commission; and
Public Broadcasting Authority.