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To the editor: Suggested reading: “Open Meetings and Local Governments in N.C.” by David Lawrence and “Rules for Small Local Government Boards” by Fleming Bell (both professors at the School of Government, Chapel Hill).
An official meeting is when a public body meets to deliberate, or act on town business. A quorum is the majority of the board plus the mayor or four commissioners. When three members of the board meet in private to deliberate, or act on town business, that is a violation of the open meeting law.
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