JONESBORO — If you attend the Clayton County Board of Commissioners meetings, you’ll need to get there earlier from now on.
The BOC voted Tuesday night to start regular meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The change is effective immediately, which means the Feb. 19 meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings usually have run to 9:30 p.m., counting closed session, with at least one lasting well past 11 p.m. in the past year.
As before, the BOC can cancel or postpone a meeting, and any three commissioners can call additional meetings with at least 24 hours’ notice to the other board members.
Whenever a Tuesday meeting falls on a holiday, it is automatically bumped to the following day (Wednesday).
All zoning meetings will continue to take place during the regular business meeting on the third Tuesday of the month.
The rest of this year’s meetings are scheduled as follows:
Feb. 19; March 5 and March 19; April 2 and April 16; May 7 and May 21; June 4 and June 18; July 2 and July 16; Aug. 6 and Aug. 20; Sept. 3 and Sept. 17; Oct. 1 and Oct. 15; Nov. 5 and Nov. 19; Dec. 3 and Dec. 17.
Meetings take place at 112 Smith St., Annex 1 in Jonesboro. Parking in the rear is often full, especially when large groups are to be awarded proclamations, so consider carpooling or arriving well before the new 6:30 p.m. start time.
You can see all the BOC scheduled meetings, agendas, and agenda packets, as well as summaries, minutes and video of past meetings, online at https://bit.ly/2MTlD2U .