Board of Supervisors
- 6 pm
- 2nd Tuesday of every month
- Cumberland Courthouse
17 Courthouse Circle
Circuit Court Room
Cumberland, VA 23040
Meetings of the Board of Supervisors are formal proceedings. All comments are recorded by the Clerk, and on audio. An agenda and complete meeting packet with supporting documentation is provided to the public at each meeting.
In certain instances, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) permits the Board to meet in a session at which the public is excluded. When such a meeting is held, it will be announced at a regular Board meeting, and/or advertised as required under FOIA. The notice shall include the specific Code section that authorizes the meeting, and the subject of the discussion. No action may be taken in closed session; action requires a vote in a public, formal session of the Board.
At an emergency meeting held on April 8, 2020, the Board adopted an Emergency Ordinance to ensure Continuity of Government (PDF). This Ordinance allows the Board to meet electronically, without a quorum physically present, during a State of Local Emergency and Disaster such as COVID-19. Public access to these meetings will be offered via Zoom Cloud meetings. Directions for participating electronically (PDF) are available online.
Guidelines for Citizen Participation
Citizens may address the Board during the Public Hearings and Public Comment sections of the Board meetings. Sign up sheets are provided and will be used to determine the order of speakers. Generally, speakers are requested to limit their remarks to three minutes, although the Board may allow exceptions at its discretion.
Public hearings are scheduled to provide time to specifically hear from the public concerning a subject is question, Prior to the public hearing, the scheduled date and subject must be advertised. Comments from the audience are invited once the Chairman opens the public hearing. After receiving comments, the Chairman will close the public hearing.
Public comments are scheduled as part of the agenda at each regular Board meeting. This is the time for the public to address any non-agenda items. Speakers may speak only once. Generally, public comments will not be heard at workshop meetings. When you are called upon to speak, you are requested to:
- Come to the speaker's podium and speak into the microphone.
- State your name, address and district for the record.
- Address your comments/questions to the Chairman.
- If you have a written statement, please file it with the Clerk for the record.
- If you represent a group, please state the name of the group, and your position.
The public comment period is for speakers to have uninterrupted time to address the Board; It is not a question and answer period. If a Supervisor wishes to address a speaker, he or she will do so after the speaker is finished with their comments, and after requesting the floor from the Chairman.
Other meetings may be scheduled as needed in addition to those above. The Public is invited to appear and present their views. Any persons with disabilities are urged to contact the County Administrator's Office prior to any meeting to arrange for any necessary accommodations. For additional information please contact the County Administrator's office at 804-492-3800.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.