Ordinance 23-21 dictates that regularly called meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen include a period of public comment as a regular order of business item. The public comment period provides the public with the opportunity to comment on matters that are germane to the items on the agenda for a meeting.
Any member of the public that wishes to address the Board of Mayor and Aldermen regarding any item on the agenda for a meeting must register at springfieldtn.gov/comment no later than 12:00pm on the day prior to the meeting. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The City Clerk will process registrations in the order in which they are received. The first fifteen (15) registrants that are consistent with the criteria of Public Chapter 300 and Ordinance 23-21 will be placed on the list for public comment.
What To Expect
The City Clerk shall send electronic confirmation via email to those that are properly registered by 4:30pm the day before the meeting, as well as to those that are not confirmed stating the reason for the denial. Any member of the public needing an accommodation for registration due to disability may contact the City Clerk for assistance.
Members of the public who have properly registered with the City Clerk will be recognized by the Mayor. The speaker will move to the podium, state their name and address, and will have up to two (2) minutesto address any item on that meeting's agenda. The Mayor will conclude the speaker's time once the two (2) minutes have expired. Members of the public shall refrain from personal attacks, offensive or obscene language, and any speech which would be a violation of law.