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White to lead Mathews board in 2017

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors elected Jack White to serve as chairman for the upcoming year during an organizational meeting on Jan. 11. Charles Ingram was elected to serve as vice chair.

The board annually reviews its bylaws during the organizational meeting, but this year decided instead to appoint a committee to examine the bylaws and make suggestions for changes at the first regular board meeting of the year, which will be held on Jan. 24. The committee will consist of Ingram, supervisor G.C. Morrow and county administrator Mindy Conner. The board will set a date for a special work session on the bylaws at the January meeting.

Conner asked the board to consider a couple of changes, the first of which would be to strike a provision in the bylaws that allows constitutional officers, outside agencies, and citizens to add items to the agenda as late as seven working days before a meeting.

Morrow suggested that such a restriction could “cause problems with citizens&rs...

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