Council

Meetings

Work Session
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Monday of each month
  • Community Room
    Southern Pines Police Department
    450 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
Agenda Meetings
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday before the second Tuesday of each month
  • Community Room
    Southern Pines Police Department
    450 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387

  
Regular Meetings
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Douglass Community Center
    1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
If you have any questions about meetings, please call 910-692-7021.

Open to Public
The public is invited and urged to attend all council meetings to insure open communications between them and their elected representatives. To better understand council proceedings, citizens may want to familiarize themselves with the types of actions taken by council.

The agenda is usually arranged so that public hearings on matters of general interest are held early in the meeting and citizens' views, comments, and/or inquiries can be heard.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
Most Recent Agenda | All Meeting Agendas and Packets | American Legal Publishing Meeting Minutes Library

Please Note
Maps for some of the agenda items may not be included on the website. This will be noted in the packet. These particular maps may be viewed in the department responsible for producing the agenda item.

Up-to-date agendas for Town Council meetings will generally be posted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding a meeting.
Responsibilities of the Town Council
The council is elected to adopt and amend town ordinances, adopt the budget, appoint citizens to various boards and commissions, and hire the town manager and town attorney.
Actions of Town Council
The Town Council acts in a number of ways to provide the policies by which the town is operated. Adoption of ordinances is the most formal and binding type of council legislation. A vote of Town Council is taken on any ordinance with three affirmative votes necessary for passage.

Public Hearings
Some ordinances require a public hearing to give citizens an opportunity to be heard and must be advertised in a newspaper. After the public hearing, the council may vote whether to table the ordinance, continue the public hearing, and/or adopt or reject the ordinance. Three votes are necessary in any of the above actions. If adopted, the ordinance then becomes effective on the date designated as the effective date.

Resolutions
Resolutions are written legal actions passed by the council by majority vote and are less formal than an ordinance. Resolutions are used in several ways:

  • To commemorate special actions, occasions, or dates
  • To express the intent of future actions of the council
  • To make requests of other agencies
  • To recognize individuals