Any registered voter residing in the ward to be
represented is eligible to seek nomination to the Council position. To
qualify for the ballot, a candidate for City Council must submit 100
valid signatures of voters registered in the ward in which the
candidate resides. Petitions are submitted to the office of the City
Clerk where they are checked for valid registration and to prevent the
duplication of signatures. Once certified by the City Clerk, the
candidate's names are submitted to the County Clerk to be added to the
Primary Election Ballot.
City Council meets on the second and fourth
of every month at 5:30 p.m. Special meetings may be called by the
Mayor or by any two (2) members of the Council upon twenty-four (24)
hours notice to each Council member and the public stating the purpose
of the meeting.
A special meeting that is called a City Council
meeting requires posting for eighteen (18) hours.
on the Wednesday before any regularly scheduled
Councils Special Affairs Committee meets at 4 p.m.
prior to any regularly scheduled Council meeting. These times are
subject to change.
The Council conducts it's business in the
Chambers or in the Committee-of-the Whole conference room. Both are
located on the third floor of the city hall building. On occasion the
Council can meet at other locations.
All citizens have the opportunity to be heard at
all regular meetings of the council. If a member of the public is
addressing Council at a scheduled public hearing, he or she gains
recognition from the Chair by standing. If a member of the
public wishes to speak on any other matter before Council, he or
she shall submit a statement in writing containing his or her name,
address and the topic to be covered. This statement will be put into a
box before the Council meeting begins. This box is located at the
entrance of the Council Chambers.