Public Comment at Village Board Meetings

The Board believes that the public should have input on its agenda items as well as any other item of community interest. In order to foster this objective, the Board will give the public an opportunity for comment at each Village Board meeting by placing a public comment item on each regular meeting agenda. 

Non-Agenda & Agenda Items
General public comments on non-agenda items will be permitted at the beginning of a Village Board meeting, prior to the Board addressing general business items on the agenda. Public comments on agenda items are invited after the item has been opened to discussion, but prior to a motion and second being made by the Board. 

Comment Process
Individual speakers should raise their hand so they can be recognized by the chair and are asked to begin their comments by stating their name and address. Each individual may generally address the Board one time for up to 5 minutes on any given subject (or subjects during the general public comment period). However, the time may be reduced or extended by a majority vote of the Board. The Board reserves the right to request further comment. Responses to Board inquiries shall not be counted towards the speaker's time.