The more you look into Stanly County's records, the stranger things become.
The Agenda for the August 11, 2008 meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners includes Item 8G on the Consent Agenda: "Committee Resolution".
The Minutes for the same meeting include the wording of this resolution, which would establish an Alcoa Relicensing Advisory Committee:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, having reached consensus that such an advisory committee is needed and will benefit the Board and the citizens of Stanly County, does hereby establish the Alcoa Relicensing Advisory Committee, subject to the following Rules and procedures: Such advisory committee shall consist of the Chairman of the Board, who shall chair the advisory committee, one other member of the Board, and such other members of the surrounding community as the Chairman shall appoint; and such advisory committee shall meet weekly; and such advisory committee shall have an appointed recording secretary to maintain minutes of each meeting; and such advisory committee is empowered with the authority to investigate the relicensing issue, to negotiate for the services of professionals as needed, and to make recommendations to the Board as requested.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee shall be exempt from the Stanly County Board and Committee Policy guidelines.
This resolution shall be effective as of January 1, 2007.
I'm left with a lot of questions and no answers. Was this advisory committee established? The Minutes fail to state whether there were any motions made regarding any of the items on the Consent Agenda. If this advisory comittee was established, who are its members? What has it done? All records and correspondence of all of the advisory committee members should be available as a matter of public record. Finally, can you create a committee effective retroactively 20 months before the date of creation?
This advisory committee is not mentioned again in the Board of Commissioners Agendas or Minutes, and has therefore, apparently not reported to or interacted with the Board publicly.