Request to Address the Common Council

You may use the fillable form below to submit your request or print the form here.  Whichever way you make the request, please read the form carefully, note the deadlines and other requirements, and complete it thoroughly.  If you encounter any difficulties with the online form please use the Contact City Hall form, also available on this website, to bring it to our attention.  Thank You.

Request to Address the Common Council

  • Elected members of the City of Charlestown Common Council have the right and responsibility to speak at Council meetings. Others may be granted the privilege of making public comment, at the discretion of the Council, as follows:
    1. 1) Persons wishing to address the Council must complete this Request legibly and deliver it to the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer at 304 Main Cross, Charlestown, Indiana 47111, at least, two (2) business days in advance of the Council meeting where the applicant wants to address the Council (by close of business Thursday for a Monday 6:30 p.m. Council meetings). The Request shall specifically identify the subject matter the speaker wishes to address. Failure of a person making this Request to include the subject matter with sufficient specificity may result in this Request being denied.
    2. 2) Eight (8) copies of any written materials or digital recordings of any electronic presentation the speaker wishes to present to the Council must be delivered to the Clerk/Treasurer with this Request. Copies of Electronic submissions shall be on a USB memory stick. Copyrighted materials shall not be presented without permission of the owner.
    3. 3) Persons addressing the Council must keep comments focused on the subject matter disclosed in this Request.
    4. 4) Persons addressing the Council shall demonstrate respect for all parties and must comport themselves with proper decorum.
    5. 5) Each person making a Request will have three (3) minutes to address the Council. Upon a vote of a majority of the Council, a person’s time to address the Council may be extended.
    6. 6) If a person addressing the Council has failed to follow these Rules, that person may have the privilege of addressing the Council revoked, temporarily or indefinitely.
 

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