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Manual from 2001 may be more specific about board responsibilities

On Tuesday, the supervisors got a report from County Attorney Matt Britton—and pounds of paperwork about county manuals.

Britton presented a manual the board issued in 2001, but hasn’t adopted in recent years. It looks to be more specific about the responsibilities of board members. Three times in recent months, new Supervisor Ruby Brabo has expressed concerns about one board member getting information before another. She initially asked for a new bylaw saying all supervisors should get written reports at the same time and that they should not be allowed to make unilateral decisions on their own. Britton said Tuesday a lot of her concerns are covered in the 2001 guidelines.

She said she’d like to review the 80-page booklet and bring the matter up again on Aug. 7.

“Let’s see if we can clear up the concerns in the next meeting and bring it to closure,” said Supervisor Chairman Cedell Brooks Jr.