January 15, 2004

The Town Board and the public

Stapled to the agenda at tonight's meeting was this memorable prose:

The Town Board will conduct the people's business as the law stipulates at the table.

  1. Public comment period will vary depending upon how many citizens wish to address the Board. A maximum of one-half hour is allotted at the beginning of the regular board meeting.
  2. Everyone who signs in prior to 7:00 p.m. will be given his/her pro-rated share of up to 3 minutes.
  3. If more citizens wish to address the Board at the conclusion of the regular meeting, they wil be given the opportunity based on a pro-rated share of time set by the Board.
  4. The regular Town Board meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The meeting will be conducted as efficiently as possible because it is unfair to both citizens and the Board to conduct Town's business at hours that are unpredictable and beyond the realm of reasonableness. Most people have already worked a full day and need to be focused and alert.
  5. While conducting its business, the Town Board will recognize those with to come before it with proper business.
    1. Any citizen who desires to address the Board is asked to provide a written summary of their statements for the Town Clerk's records.
    2. The Board should provide for this process in its published agenda.
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