Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

Meetings

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.

The agenda is usually arranged so that public hearings on matters of general interest are held early in the meetings so citizens do not have to wait to have their opinions and/or input heard. 

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.