Section 11-3-8

Scheduling of regular and special meetings.

(a) At the first county commission meeting held pursuant to Section 11-3-1 following each election of county commissioners, the county commission shall establish the day or days of each month on which regular meetings of the county commission shall be held. A county commission, by resolution, may alter the regular meeting days as necessary. The regular meeting days and the time and place where the meetings will be held shall at all times be posted in a public and conspicuous location in the courthouse and in other public buildings determined appropriate by the county commission and shall be forwarded to all local news media who have on file with the county commission a written request for notification of the schedule of regular meetings of the county commission.

(b) A county commission may schedule a special meeting when determined necessary in writing by a majority of the members of the commission, or in case of an emergency, upon call of the chair. The purpose for and agenda of the meeting shall be included in all public notices of the meeting, and no other items shall be considered at the special meeting. Upon scheduling, except in an emergency, at least five days prior to the special meeting, notice of the meeting time, place, and agenda shall be posted in a public and conspicuous location in the courthouse and in other public buildings determined appropriate by the county commission and shall be forwarded to all local news media who have on file with the county commission a written request for notification of special meetings of the county commission.

(c) When a regular meeting day of a county commission falls on a legal public holiday, the county commission may meet on any day of the following week instead of on the holiday, or at another time determined by the county commission, provided that at least five days prior to the meeting, notice of the meeting time and place shall be posted in a public and conspicuous location in the courthouse and in other public buildings determined appropriate by the county commission and shall be forwarded to all local news media who have on file with the county commission a written request for notification of the schedule of regular meetings of the county commission.

(d) All meetings scheduled and held as provided herein shall be deemed to be in compliance with the notice provisions of Chapter 25A of Title 36.

(Code 1852, §701; Code 1867, §829; Code 1876, §743; Code 1886, §823; Code 1896, §955; Code 1907, §3310; Acts 1919, No. 467, p. 703; Code 1923, §6752; Acts 1939, No. 577, p. 932; Code 1940, T. 12, §9; Act 2004-384, p. 639, §1; Act 2007-488, p. 1037, §1.)