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Council Meeting Protocol

All communications, records, or any other information submitted to the City Clerk's office to be placed on the City Council agenda will be treated as a public record, and will be placed upon the city website.

Presenting Business, Addressing the Council, and Dress Code

Presenting your items of business before the City Council
The deadline for submitting Agenda items is 4:30 pm the Thursday prior to Council Meeting. (Please submit a single original document addressed to The Honorable Mayor and Council.)

Addressing the Council
RESOLVED by the City Council that effective, immediately, persons may address the City Council under the following rules:

1.) Any person may address the Mayor and Council at the conclusion of Communications-Miscellaneous and prior to Communications from City and Other Officials.

2.) The total time that a person may address the City Council is five (5) minutes unless the City Council, by majority, votes to suspend this rule.

3.) When the time limit expires, the chairman of the evening shall so notify the speaker and permit he or she to complete their address within the next thirty (30) seconds.

4.) If the speaker has not finished at the end of thirty (30) seconds, the Mayor or other presiding official shall strike the gavel and direct the speaker to quit speaking immediately.

5.) Each person who wishes to address the Council shall step up to the podium and state his or her name and address. No speaker may make personal attacks upon any officer, employee, or City Council member or other elected official, that is totally unrelated to the manner in which the officer, employee, or City Council member or other elected official performs his or her duties. No person shall use threatening or abusive language when addressing the city Council. Comment shall be directed to the Mayor and City Council and not to members sitting in the audience. Any person who violates this section shall be directed by the Mayor or other presiding officer to be orderly and silent.

6.) If the person addressing the Council refuses to become silent when directed, or if any person is committing a breach of the peace or is disturbing or disrupting the Council meeting, the Mayor and person presiding at the City Council meeting shall order the person to leave the Council meeting. If the person refuses to leave as directed, the Mayor or presiding officer may direct any law enforcement officer who is present or any other City Official to escort the violator from the meeting.

7.) Any member of the public may address the Mayor and City Council on any agenda item at the conclusion of Communications from City and Other Officials.

Dress Code
City Council adopted a dress code under the authority of Section 3 of the Michigan Open Meetings Act and Section 71 of the Wyandotte City Charter that states as follows:

"To maintain the dignity and decorum of the City Council Meetings and so as not to disrupt said meetings no person shall be allowed to attend and/or address the Wyandotte City Council unless they are dressed in proper attire. Persons not wearing shoes or wearing inappropriate clothing such as tank top-type I-shirts, bathing suits. and inappropriate shorts and men's hats or caps or the like shall be excluded from the meetings."

Signs advising the public of these rules are posted on the first floor of the City Hall Building and immediately outside the City Hall Chambers.

Meeting Times
Meetings are held each Monday, with the exception of city holidays and closures, at 7:00PM

All City Council Meetings may be viewed on Local Access Channel 16 on the following dates and times:

(Resolution 7/12/2005, unanimous)

Monday at 11:00 pm
Tuesday at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm
Friday at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Saturday at 9:00 am 

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