The Greensville County Board of Supervisors’ future appointments was approved at last week’s meeting.

Meetings will run for two years from Oct. 21 through Oct. 20, 2021.

The protocol for speakers at public hearings was approved. The Greensville County Board of Supervisors created the protocol to ensure that public hearings are productive and efficient and that proper decorum remained. The Board of Supervisors want public hearings to be as productive as possible. 

The first rule in the protocol states that each speaker will be given 3 minutes to address the Board. 

The second rule states that each speaker will receive a signal when 2 of the 3 minutes has been used. 

The third rule states that each speaker will be signaled when their 3 minutes are up. 

The fourth rule states that each speaker will be allowed to address the Board once, and the 3 minute opportunity to speak cannot be transferred from person to person. 

The fifth rule states that the speaker should face the Board and address their comments to the Board, not to others present at the meeting. 

The sixth rule states that the Board conducts public hearings to receive comments from interested parties. The Board, and its staff, will not respond to questions during the public hearing.

The seventh rule states that if the public hearing concerns only ordinates or comprehensive plan matters, the Board’s decision will be based on land use principles, so speakers should make comments relative to land use issues. 

The eighth rule states that everyone at the public hearing should be respectful to others present.

The appointees for the Virginia Growth Alliance are Michael Ferguson, chairman of the board of supervisors, and Natalie Slate, director of economic development.