Village Board Meetings
Village Board meetings are business meetings at which the Village Board of Trustees conducts the business and affairs of the Village of Heyworth municipal corporation. At these meetings, the Village Board discusses the operations of the Village, votes on legislation and matters of public concern, hears from employees and officials as to Village operational matters, and provides a forum for members of the public to present public comment as to matters of Village business.
Village Board meetings typically consist of the following:
- The Pledge of Allegiance
- The Mayor opens the meeting and may provide comments
- Reports from Appointed Officials
- Reports from Committees
- Public Participation
- Old Business discussion (if needed)
- Vote on Ordinances, Resolutions and Motions
- Executive Session (a.k.a. closed session - if needed for an action item)
- Vote on Ordinances, Resolutions and Motions relevant to executive session (if needed)
- Executive Session (if needed)
- New Business discussion (if needed)
Village Board meetings are meetings that afford the public the opportunity to present matters of Village business to the Village Board. However, due to Village Board meetings being business meetings, the following rules have been established for public participation:
- The Village generally limits the amount of time each member of the public speaks to 3 minutes.
- Please present your name.
- When addressing the Village Board members and officials, please be respectful.
- Profanity and disorderly behavior will not be tolerated.
- Board meetings are not a forum for questions and answers. If a member of the public would like to receive an answer of a question, or have a discussion with a member of the Board or Village Official, please contact such person at their contact information.
- More rules about public participation can be found in Sections 1-6-7 and 8 of the Heyworth Village Code.