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Guidelines for Public Comments at Regular Commissioners’ Meetings

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

The Board of County Commissioners of Medina County, Ohio, met in regular session on this date with the following members present:

Adam Friedrick

Patricia G. Geissman

Timothy C. Smith

Mrs. Geissman offered the following resolution and moved the adoption of same, which was duly seconded by Mr. Smith.

RESOLUTION NO. 15-1010

ADOPTING GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
AT REGULAR COMMISSIONERS’ MEETINGS

WHEREAS, the Medina County Commissioners desire to provide a forum for the public to make comment during the Commissioners regular meeting, and

WHEREAS, to facilitate an orderly process in the public comment section of the regular meetings, the Medina County Commissioners desire to formalize a process to be followed by the public.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Medina County, Ohio that the following public comment guidelines are hereby adopted.

Medina County Board of Commissioners
Medina County, Ohio
Guidelines for Public Participation at Regular Meetings

The following Guidelines shall govern the public comment section of the regular meetings of the Medina County Board of Commissioners.

Time Limits: The regular meetings of the Medina County Board of Commissioners will include a public comment section at the end of the regular business portion of the meeting. The remarks of each speaker may be up to five (5) minutes.

Speaker Sign Up: Members of the public who wish to speak at the public comment section of the regular meetings of the Medina County Board of Commissioners must register in advance by providing the individual’s name and the topic concerning which he/she intends to speak no later than the end of business day of the Friday before the meeting (or the last business day of the preceding week in the case of holidays). Advance registration is open during regular weekday office hours the week prior to the Board meeting from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. (holidays excepted). Members of the public may register by contacting the Board Clerk or Assistant Clerk by telephone at 330-722-9210 (or 9208), in person at the offices of the commissioners at 144 North Broadway Street, Second Floor, Medina, Ohio 44256, or by email (email addresses of the Clerk and Assistant Clerk listed in the on-line directory at www.medinaco.org).

Voting AYE thereon: Mr. Friedrick, Mrs. Geissman, and Mr. Smith

Adopted: December 9, 2015

Prepared by: Medina County Prosecutor’s Office

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