With a hearing scheduled for May 20, the New Hanover County
Board of Commissioners approved resolutions to censure Commissioner Brian
Berger, approve the amotion hearing rules and procedures and revise the hearing
rules and procedures during Monday’s meeting.
Berger, who arrived to the April 22 meeting on time with a
group of supporters, opposed all three items and Commissioner Jonathan Barfield
Jr. voted down the second item to proceed with the amotion process.
Chairman Woody White read all of the motions aloud following
the board’s votes.
The hearing will be held on May 20 either during or
immediately following the regular meeting, scheduled at 9 a.m.
The board should not proceed with any action to replace a
commissioner who has been removed from office pursuant to the amotion hearing
until a 30-day period has elapsed.
A list of witnesses will be provided to the board’s clerk on
or by 5 p.m. May 17.