Citizens of Madison County can now address the County Board at their regularly scheduled meetings (3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the County Board room).
All members of the public and County employees must file the completed application form (see below) with the County Clerk’s Office, County Administration Building, 157 N. Main Street, Suite 109, Edwardsville, IL 62025 (Fax 618 692-8903) by 12:00 noon two days before the day of the Board meeting at which they wish to speak is scheduled.
Procedure For Public Input At County Board Meetings
- Fifteen minutes shall be set-aside at the beginning of each County Board meeting for the purpose of allowing members of the public or County employees to make comments to the County Board or ask questions.
- Each speaker shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board.
Anyone wishing to address the Board will be required to pre-register by filing a completed Request To Address The Board Form (see below) with the County Clerk’s Office by 12:00 noon two days before the Board Meeting day, (e.g. on the Monday preceding a Wednesday County Board Meeting).
The County Board Chairman will have the prerogative to determine the order of the speakers and the procedures to be followed in making the presentations.
There will be no audio/visual aide allowed during the public input period.
- All speakers will be required to address the Board from the designated location in the Boardroom, using the microphone provided. All comments will be recorded and made part of the official record of the meeting.
The Chairman will refer all questions to the appropriate Board Committee, Elected Official or Department Head for a response.
No dialogue between the speakers and Board members will be allowed.
Each presentation shall be in consonance with good taste and decorum befitting the occasion and the dignity of the meeting. Shouting, loud statements, threats, name calling, offensive personal references or other improper conduct are strictly forbidden.
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