MOUNT PLEASANT — Planning Commission Chairman Steve Brock will have to wait at least a month for a Town Council closed-door executive session to discuss his future as a commission member.
Council was scheduled to consider Planning Commission personnel matters in executive session Wednesday, but voted to defer the agenda item regarding Brock to the next meeting on Jan. 8.
Council appoints commission members to the unpaid, four-year terms, and can remove them under certain circumstances, such as for misconduct in office.
Mayor Harry Hallman said in a Nov. 20 letter to Brock that a disrespectful, combative attitude toward council during the last six months is reason for Brock to consider whether he should continue as a commission member.
Hallman said Brock should demonstrate leadership and follow proper protocol, instead of doing things such as bypassing the town attorney and council to seek an Oct. 22 state attorney general's opinion that stated that council changes to the town comprehensive plan must be affirmed by the commission.
On Thursday of last week, Brock notified Hallman and council by letter that he would not resign. Brock declined comment Friday.
Brock resigned from the panel in 2002 to protest how council handled an application for an expansion of Seacoast Church.
He was reappointed and is in the middle of a four-year term. He was elected to a one-year term as chairman in January.