January 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
January 17, 2017

Members Present:
Ms. Geneva Robinson, Chairperson
Ms. Sheree Chapman, Vice Chairperson
Ms. Gretchen Campbell
Ms. Kathleen Hane
Mr. Herbert Thompson

Members Absent:
Ms. Jane Goolsby Weeks, Secretary
Ms. June Bowers

Staff Present:
Mr. Rodney Allen, Executive Director
Ms. April Bagwell, Office Coordinator

THIS MEETING OF THE BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS OF PICKENS COUNTY WAS HELD PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND ALL REQUIRED NOTIFICATIONS WERE MADE.

Chairperson Geneva Robinson called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance at 4:30pm.

Ms. Campbell provided the Invocation.

Ms. Robinson asked for a motion to be made to approve the meeting minutes from October 4, 2016, November 11, 2016 and November 23, 2016. Ms. Chapman made motion to approve all sets of the minutes. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

There was no public present.

Ms. Robinson turned meeting over to Director Allen for his report.

Director Allen announced the upcoming training to be held on August 15, 2017 in Laurens County so board members can keep their certifications up to date with the State Election Commission. Mr. Allen also reminded everyone about filing their ethics forms, and also mentioned there had been a slight change to the form. Mr. Allen stated if anyone had questions about the change to please contact the South Carolina State Ethics Commission directly for further information.

Director Allen turned the meeting back over to Chairperson Robinson.

Chairperson Robinson asked if there were any old or new business.

Old Business: None

New Business:

  • Robinson asked for a motion to be made to accept the 2018 Budget request as it was presented by Director Allen. Ms. Campbell made motion to accept the 2018 Budget request that Mr. Allen will be presenting to the County Administrator Gerald Wilson. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.
  • Robinson asked that a motion be made to nominate new officers for the Board that will serve for next two calendar years. Ms. Campbell made motion to nominate Sheree Chapman to be the new Chairperson. Mr. Thompson seconded the nomination. All in favor and with no discussion Ms. Chapman was elected as Chairperson unanimously.
  • Chapman made motion to nominate Jane Goolsby Weeks to be the new Vice-Chairperson. Ms. Campbell seconded the nomination. All in favor and with no discussion Ms. Goolsby-Weeks was elected as Vice-Chairperson unanimously.

4.)    Ms. Chapman made motion to nominate Kathleen Hane to be the new Secretary. Mr. Thompson seconded the nomination. All in favor and with no discussion Ms. Hane was elected as Secretary unanimously.

Chairperson Robinson asked that a motion be made to go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter (annual performance evaluation of the Director). Ms. Campbell made a motion to go into Executive Session. Mr. Thompson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the board entered into Executive Session.

Chairperson Robinson asked for a motion to be for meeting to be adjourned. Mr. Thompson made a motion for meeting to be adjourned. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion meeting was adjourned at 5:50pm.

 


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