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Authority postpones meeting again
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Forsyth County News


For the second time in two weeks, the Forsyth County Public Facilities Authority was forced to postpone its meeting.

Once again, the authority had only three members in attendance for its scheduled Wednesday session. Due to the group’s bylaws, four of the five members must be present for a quorum.

In both cases, the two absent members were either out of town or attending to family emergencies.

The meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 21 and rescheduled for Wednesday, will now be slated for 2 p.m. Nov. 2.

The authority, which first met in August, plans to discuss its bylaws and begin the required process of registering with the state Department of Community Affairs at the meeting.

Though the group does not yet have a specific purpose, the authority’s primary function is to act as a funding and financing tool for public facilities, said County Attorney Ken Jarrard.

The state legislature and Gov. Sonny Perdue approved the authority’s creation in 2008, and commissioners appointed the members for the group earlier this year.

The authority can enter leases, contracts or other agreements, as well as issue bonds for county building purposes.