Public Meeting Calendar
Sangaree Special Tax District Advisory Commission Meeting Schedule as Published.
ALL SANGAREE SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETINGS ARE PUBLISHED ON THE OFFICIAL BERKELEY COUNTY PUBLIC EVENTS CALENDAR - CLICK HERE!
All meetings of the Sangaree Special Tax District Advisory Commission, and Committees will take place at the Sangaree Library unless otherwise noted for purposes of accommodation of larger participation. For more information contact the Sangaree Tax office at 871-9720.
Please Note: We will update the schedule with any “Special Meetings” that are called, along with the meeting location, and time within 48 hours of the meeting to the Berkeley County website calendar.
ALL MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LISTED BELOW ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO TYPES OF MEETINGS, AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE, AND WHAT RESIDENT PARTICIPATION MAY TAKE PLACE:
The law says a public meeting is a gathering of a quorum (simple majority) of a public body, either in person or by telephone or computer, to
discuss or act upon public business. Planning Meetings, Work sessions, ad hoc committees, retreats, and subcommittee and committee meetings are covered by the law.
All meetings of public bodies are open and public notice of the meetings must be given 48 hours in advance.
Who can attend a public meeting?
The public has a right to attend and record or film meetings, planning meetins, work sessions and retreats of all public bodies unless closed for limited and specific reasons.
When can a public body close its meeting to the public?
All public business should be performed in an open and public manner. However, there are certain exemptions in the FOIA that a public body may use to go into a closed meeting. Exemptions include:
1. Discussion of employment, appointment, compensation, promotion, demotion, discipline or release of an employee, student or a person regulated by a public body; or the position of the Sangaree Special Tax District in other adversarial situations involving the assertion against the Sangaree Special Tax District of a claim.
2. Discuss matters relating to the proposed location, expansion, or provision of services encouraging location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the area served by the Sangaree Special Tax District ; or discussions of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements and proposed sale or purchase of property; the receipt of legal advice, where the legal advice relates to a pending, threatened or potential claim; or other matters covered by the attorney/client privilege; settlement of a legal claim or the position of the Sangaree Special Tax District in other adversary situations involving the assertion against the Sangaree Special Tax District of a claim.
When can a public body go into a closed meeting?
Before a public body may go into a closed meeting (also known as Executive Session), it must make a motion in open session, stating the purpose of the closed meeting and identifying the specific exemption that covers the topic. A general reference such as “personnel matters” is not sufficient. The members of the body must vote on the motion.
Can a public body vote in a closed meeting?
No votes or actions may be taken in the closed session. All votes must be made in front of the public.
Can I record a meeting?
Public meetings, except for executive sessions, may be recorded or filmed, provided you don't interfere with the meeting.