Commissioner Brian Berger will remain in his seat on the New
Hanover County Board of Commissioners until further notice.
Board members will wait to see how Berger behaves before
scheduling another amotion hearing.
Chairman Woody White announced the decision during the first Monday,
Sept. 16, meeting agenda item, which was an administrative discussion about the
judge's order reinstating Berger to his seat. White was the only commissioner
who spoke during the seven minute long item.
“For now, we’re not going to set another amotion hearing,"
White said. "We’re going to wait and see how Mr. Berger does.”
Within the same motion, which passed 4-1 with Berger dissenting,
White listed six rules Berger must follow.
The first rule states Berger must be on time for all public
meetings and not disrupt proceedings. He arrived to Monday’s 9 a.m. meeting at
Berger will not be given a key to any buildings and is only permitted
in county offices and buildings during business hours. He must call ahead to
notify county staff that he is coming and must be escorted by a deputy sheriff.
He will not be allowed to use county owned vehicles or have a
county credit card. Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr. is the only commissioner
with a county credit card, but Berger has requested a county card multiple
Berger refused to comment after the meeting.