Strangely, Guilford County sent out a notice on Monday, May 3, that there may be a quorum of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners at a meeting on Wednesday, May 5.

There’s absolutely nothing strange about the county sending out meeting announcements, but what is strange is that the quorum of county commissioners will take place at a High Point Economic Development Corp. meeting.

One source in High Point with knowledge of the meeting said that there was speculation that the reason the commissioners were invited to attend is that a significant economic development announcement would be made at that meeting.

The meeting will take place via Zoom at 4 p.m. on May 5.

In recent months, there have been closed sessions among economic development groups and county commissioners to discuss new business or the potential relocation of business in Guilford County.  The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, for instance, held one at the authority’s April meeting last week.

Also, recently, economic development officials have been saying that companies across the US are starting to make new moves as the country comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The big news for North Carolina in April was the announcement of a new Apple operation in Research Triangle Park.

Whatever the reason for the commissioners attending the High Point Economic Development Corp., there will be no action taken by the county at that meeting.  The public notice from the county states, “Please note that no official actions by the County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to be taken during this event.”

Guilford County is required by law to inform the public whenever five or more county commissioners meet together.  Five is a quorum for the nine-member board which means that, whenever five members are present, the board is allowed to take votes and official actions.