Public Meeting Process
The Berryville City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at City Hall, 305 E Madison Ave, Berryville, AR 72616, unless otherwise scheduled.
All meetings of the City Council are public meetings in accordance with the Arkansas Open Meetings Law. Notice of meetings (including all special meetings) are announced in the newspaper and Carroll County Radio stations.
All meetings of public bodies are required to be recorded in a manner that at least captures the sound of the meeting according to Ark. Code Ann. 25-19-106 (d))
Standard Order of Business is as follows:
- Call Meeting to Order
- Roll Call by City Clerk
- Approval of previous meeting’s minutes
- Commission Reports
- Department Reports
- Old Business
- New Business
- District Reports (these are reports made by City Alderman)
- City Attorney’s Report
- Mayor’s Report
- Citizens’ Comments
Citizens are given opportunity to speak during the “Citizens’ Comment” section of the meeting.
If a citizen would like to have multiple citizens speak on the same topic, it is recommended that you contact City Hall and ask that your topic be “placed on the agenda” for the next City Council Meeting. Each speaker will be given the public microphone for three minutes and the City Council will have opportunity to discuss the matter with citizen involvement.
It is recommended that all citizens be familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order before attending a City Hall meeting. https://robertsrules.com/frequently-asked-questions/#faqs
AR Law dictates the general order of meetings, but not specifics. To see a comprehensive, easy-to-read explanation of meeting process, please refer to https://www.arml.org/static/arml/Procedural_Rules_May2014_WEB.pdf.