Meadville Tribune

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March 17, 2013

SUNDAY ISSUE: Public not commenting on guidelines

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MEADVILLE — Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at kgushard@meadvilletribune.com.

Partial list of proposed guidelines

The Crawford County Board of Commissioners holds public work sessions each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse and formal public board meetings the first and third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The twice-monthly public board meetings are when the board takes official action on items such as paying bills, contracts and other items.

Below is a partial list of revised public participation guidelines proposed by the board. A full copy of the guidelines is available at the commissioners’ office in the Crawford County Courthouse and at meadvilletribune.com.

Work sessions

-Commissioners request comments be made with a recognition of time constraints on county staff as well as a courtesy to others in the audience that may wish to comment. The chairman will allocate sufficient time for public comment but reserves the right to limit comment that exceeds a reasonable time, isn’t germane to business at hand or cannot be reasonably accommodated at a work session.

-If commissioners determine there isn’t sufficient time for public comments, the comment period will be deferred to the next work session or a special meeting prior to the next regularly scheduled business meeting.

Regular meetings

-People wishing to speak to the board need to contact the chief clerk in advance of the meeting.

-Each person will be limited to 10 minutes, but that time limit may be waived by the chairman.

-No person may speak more than once on the same topic during the meeting.

-Public participation will be limited to 30 minutes total.

-Commissioners retain the right to refuse permission to any individual to speak at a regular meeting to address the same subject matter discussed at a previous meeting.

-Comments must be addressed to the chairman of the board.

-The chairman may interrupt or terminate a statement if it is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, threatening, derogatory, obscene or irrelevant.

You can comment

 

Written comments about Crawford County Board of Commissioners’ proposed public comment policy may be delivered to the county commissioners’ office at the county courthouse, 903 Diamond Park, Meadville, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; mailed to Crawford County Board of Commissioners, 903 Diamond Park, Meadville, Pa. 16335; or emailed to Cheri Porter-Jackson, chief clerk of Crawford County, at cporter-jackson@co.crawford.pa.us.

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