What is the “Call to the Public” Agenda Item?

The public may comment on issues not on the Council agenda under "Call to the Public," which occurs at the beginning of the meeting.

State Law requires that "Call to the Public" be limited to discussions on Town issues on the Consent Agenda and issues that the Town can lawfully act upon at a future meeting. Therefore, no discussion is permitted in matters over which the Town Council does not have the power to act in the future.

Remarks must be limited to three minutes or less and should only consist of general statements about the Town or the Town Council as a whole, not personal attacks or direct arguments. If the issue you are raising is not listed on the agenda, State Law prohibits the Town Council from discussing the topic or responding to your concern at the meeting.

After "Call to the Public," individual members of the Town Council may respond to criticism made by those who have addressed the Council, ask staff to review the matter, or request that the issue be placed on a future agenda.

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1. When are Council Meetings Held?
2. Are all Council Meetings open to the public?
3. How may I participate in a Council Meeting?
4. May I speak at a Council Meeting?
5. What is the “Call to the Public” Agenda Item?
6. Where do I find the Council meeting notices, agendas, and minutes?