Board of Commissioners


Agenda and Minutes

Agendas for Town Board meetings are generally posted on the Town's website by 5 pm on the Friday preceding the scheduled meeting.  Minutes are available and posted online after they have been approved by the Town Board.

Public Comment

Each regular meeting agenda includes an opportunity for public address to the Town Board.

Near the beginning of each meeting, there is a public comment period to hear from the public about matters that are not the subject of a scheduled public hearing. Those wishing to make comments are asked to sign-up before the meeting with the Town Clerk, who is seated just inside the meeting room. 

No one will be allowed to address the Town Board after the start of the public comment period if they have not signed up to speak in advance.

We ask ALL those wishing to address the Town Board, either during the public comment period or during a public hearing, to begin their comments by clearly stating their name and address for the public record. The public is asked to keep all comments to 3 minutes so that all that wish to speak can be heard in a timely manner.

To be respectful of those that may have different views on matters addressed by the Town Board, we ask that all in attendance respect the decorum of the meeting by refraining from clapping, making noises, and generally showing support for comments made during the public comment period or public hearings. Police will be asked to escort from the board room anyone not respecting the process and it is at the discretion of the mayor, as presiding officer of the meeting, as to whether or not to continue the public comment and/or public hearing period if the meeting protocol is not followed.

About the Town Board

The Town of Fuquay-Varina operates under a council-manager form of government. The Town Board acts as the legislative body in establishing policy and law, and the town manager handles the day-to-day operations of the town.

The mayor and Town Board serve part-time and are elected on a nonpartisan basis. The mayor is elected at large (town-wide) for a two-year term. The mayor serves as the presiding officer at Town Board meetings and as the official head of the town for ceremonial purposes. The five Town Board members are elected at-large for staggered four-year terms. The Town Board appoints a professional town manager, who serves as the board's chief advisor and who appoints the town employees.

When the Town Board makes a decision on an ordinance, law, or policy, the town manager is responsible for implementing those policies. As the chief operating officer of the town government, the town manager coordinates the operations of all town departments and is responsible for preparing a proposed operating budget and its presentation to the Town Board. This annual budget, as adopted by the board, provides funding, staffing, and general guidance to the town departments for the fiscal year.