Understanding the Town Council Agenda

  1. Agenda Items
  2. Public Participation
  3. Town Council Actions
  4. Types of Meetings

Agenda Item Descriptions

  • Proclamations is a time allotted to formally recognize individuals or community organizations for their contributions or achievements.
  • Consent Calendar matters are considered to be routine in nature and will be acted upon in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a member of the Town Council or the public, prior to the time the Town Council votes on the motion to adopt.
  • Council Reports is a portion of the agenda reserved for staff, Commissioners or Council members to provide informational updates to the Town Council.
  • Public Hearings are held on matters required by law or ordinance or on items of significance. The Mayor begins a public hearing by asking for a staff presentation and a presentation by the proponent or applicant involved in the matter being discussed. Town Council members may ask questions of staff and individuals making presentations, before the Mayor invites citizens to comment. The Mayor will close the hearing before the Town Council takes action.
    Administrative Staff Reports are those items that require Town Council discussion and / or decision but do not legally require a public hearing. Town Council members may ask questions of staff and the individuals making presentation before the Mayor invites citizens to comment. The Mayor will close the item to public comment before the Town Council takes action.