Town Council


Work Session

  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • C. Michael Haney Community Room
    Southern Pines Police Department
    450 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
  • No regularly scheduled work session in December

Agenda Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • First Tuesday of each month
  • C. Michael Haney Community Room
    Southern Pines Police Department
    450 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387

Regular Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Douglass Community Center
    1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387

Town Council Meeting Calendar

Meetings/work sessions of the Southern Pines Town Council are now available on the Town’s YouTube channel. Video of the Town Council meetings will be live streamed on the channel for viewing either during the meetings or after they have concluded. Please note, the video is provided only for the purposes of viewing the meetings; public comments or questions are not accepted via the live stream. To receive notifications when new content is published, please “subscribe” to the Town’s channel at

If you have any questions about meetings, please call 910-692-7021.

Open to Public

The public is invited and urged to attend all council meetings to insure open communications between them and their elected representatives. To better understand council proceedings, citizens may want to familiarize themselves with the types of actions taken by council.

The agenda is usually arranged so that public hearings on matters of general interest are held early in the meeting and citizens' views, comments, and/or inquiries can be heard.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Council & Board Agendas | American Legal Publishing Meeting Minutes Library

Legislative Hearings vs. Evidentiary Hearings:  A Citizen’s Guide

Please Note

Maps for some of the agenda items may not be included on the website. This will be noted in the packet. These particular maps may be viewed in the department responsible for producing the agenda item.

Up-to-date agendas for Town Council meetings will generally be posted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding a meeting.

Responsibilities of the Town Council

The council is elected to adopt and amend town ordinances, adopt the budget, appoint citizens to various boards and commissions, and hire the town manager and town attorney.

Actions of Town Council

The Town Council acts in a number of ways to provide the policies by which the town is operated. Adoption of ordinances is the most formal and binding type of council legislation. A vote of Town Council is taken on any ordinance with three affirmative votes necessary for passage.

Public Hearings

Some ordinances require a public hearing to give citizens an opportunity to be heard and must be advertised in a newspaper. When a public hearing is held, Council may take the following actions: they may vote to table the ordinance until a future date, they may continue the hearing, they vote to either adopt or reject the ordinance, or they may close the hearing without action. In order for an ordinance to be adopted, it must receive at least 3 affirmative votes. If adopted, the ordinance then becomes effective on the date designated as the effective date.


Resolutions are written legal actions passed by the council by majority vote and are less formal than an ordinance. Resolutions are used in several ways: To commemorate special actions, occasions, or dates To express the intent of future actions of the council To make requests of other agencies To recognize individuals