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Rule 5. Scheduled Public Comments
Any individual or group who wishes to address the Council shall make a written request to be on the agenda to the City Clerk or City Manager. The request must state, in reasonable specificity, the purpose for addressing the Council.
Only individuals who have submitted a complete Public Comment Form to the City Clerk prior to the start of the Council meeting will speak during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.
The public may comment on any subject to the Council during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. Please note that the Council can receive your comments and information but will not be able to respond to you at this meeting. The Council is prohibited by the Open Meetings Act to engage in a discussion of any item or issue that is not posted on the agenda. Your request or comments will be duly noted and scheduled for a future agenda if necessary or referred to City Staff.
The Public Comment portion of the meeting will be opened and your name will be called if you have submitted this form to the City Clerk. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments up to five minutes. The meeting Chair may limit the length of speaker comments to less than five minutes depending on the number of speakers wishing to address the Council. The Council expects any citizen to speak in a civil manner, with due respect for the decorum of the meeting, and with due respect for all persons attending.
NOTE: This form is subject to North Carolina Statute, Chapter 132 and may be considered a matter of public record.
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