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Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
Chapter 12. General Powers and Procedures of Counties
5/20/2022

Article 3. Procedural Requirements.

§ 15.2-1241. Signing records when chairman has died, moved, etc., before signing them.

When the chairman of any county governing body who should have signed the records of the proceedings of any meeting of the governing body has died, moved from the county, completed his term of office or for any other reason become incapacitated to perform the duties of his office, without having signed such records, the governing body shall have such records read at a regular meeting and if no error appears shall direct its then chairman to sign such record. The governing body shall thereupon enter on its records the fact of such reading and signing. Such records, when so signed, shall be as valid as if they had been signed by the chairman who presided at the time when such order or orders were made.

Code 1950, § 15-235; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-530; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-1242. Minutes of meetings and proceedings.

The governing body of every county shall cause to be recorded, in well bound books or by a microphotographic process which complies with standards adopted pursuant to regulations issued under § 42.1-82 for microfilm, microfiche, or such other similar microphotographic process, complete minutes of all their respective meetings and proceedings. All bids submitted on any building, materials, supplies, work, or project to be let to contract by any governing body may be incorporated by reference in such minutes, and the record of such bids shall be retained in a separate file. Such minutes and records of bids shall be kept open to public inspection at all reasonable times for a period of three years after they have been recorded. The minutes of regularly occurring workshop meetings at which no official action is taken may be recorded by tape or sound recording, which shall be retained and available for public inspection in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.) and the Virginia Public Records Act (§ 42.1-76 et seq.).

Code 1950, § 15-248; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-543; 1979, c. 209; 1980, c. 220; 1997, c. 587; 1999, c. 126.