[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Berlin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-23-2003 by Ord. No. 2003:6]
Public participation at the management and caucus meetings of the governing body of the Borough of Berlin shall be limited to a maximum of 60 minutes.
Any member of the public wishing to address the governing body during the public portion of the management or caucus meetings of the governing body of the Borough of Berlin shall be limited to no more than five minutes.
When deemed appropriate, the restrictions set forth above may be waived by the governing body, in its sole discretion.
There shall be no restrictions on public participation at the regular monthly meeting of the governing body.
[Added 5-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-09]
The Borough of Berlin highly values the input of the citizens in making important decisions that affect the residents of our community. We also believe in the rights of citizens to observe Borough Council meetings. To ensure that all of our citizens have the opportunity to attend our Borough Council meetings and offer comment, and to ensure that the Borough can conduct the important business of the municipality, we ask that speakers follow the guidelines for making public comments.
Notation of public comments on agenda items. The Mayor or Council President will recognize those individuals in the audience who wish to make comment.
Please respect the following procedures:
All members of the public attending the Council meetings must treat each other and the members of the governing body with respect.
State your full name and address.
Please limit your comments to five minutes.
If you desire, please submit your questions to the Mayor and Council in writing with your name, address and telephone number where you can be contacted. Your questions will be answered within a reasonable time.
Individuals offering citizen comment are not permitted to make personal attacks on any Borough employee, governing body member, other testifier or member of the public.