The Mathews Planning Commission met Tuesday night in the historic courthouse, where it unanimously voted to approve its code of ethics and a change to its bylaws.
Additions to the code of ethics state that the planners will “create a positive environment in meetings of the Planning Commission; Be open minded and patient; Allow all citizens, employees, colleagues or staff sufficient opportunity to present their views; Avoid comments, body language or distrusting activity that conveys a message of disrespect or lack of interest; Prepare for in advance all scheduled meetings relevant to the office; and Respect the rights of colleagues to have different opinions. Enter into constructive and factual discussions when attempting to resolve issues or reach a consensus, refraining from disparaging remarks.”
Planners also voted to adopt new bylaws related to their meeting dates. Meetings will now be held the second Tuesday of the month instead of the third Tuesday, with the exception of S...
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