STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission’s voting into question

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Submitted: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:39am
Updated: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:46am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC ( — A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question.

A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Commissioner Brian Berger was not at that June 2 meeting. The argument is whether Berger was allowed to miss the meeting. If not, the suit argues that rules say his vote should count as a "yes."

This case could have major implications on other votes commissioners have taken since Berger was re-appointed in September.

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3 Comments on "STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission’s voting into question"

Rick Wilson
2015 years 8 months ago

This is just another ploy to circumvent the voters. No one should have the right to cast a vote for an absent commissioner. The situation on the NH County Commission is unfortunate, but the voters will take care of it in November. The commission will be back at full strength probably before this can be resolved by the Courts. I wonder if this would even be happening if the absent Commissioner’s vote was automatically NO. This is nothing more than a few trying to get what they want by using an end around the system. All of the votes that have ended in a tie should stand until after the election and the new Commissioners have taken office.

2015 years 8 months ago

Well Brian Berger is proving that he is the gift that keeps giving.

I hope that votes in NHC learn from this mistake and never elect anyone like him again, regardless what letter is behind his name on the ballot.

a republican hater
2015 years 8 months ago

well thank God he was a good republican . now deal with it.