Elkton Town Hall – Jan. 5: Things took a surprise twist at the start of the board meeting as Mayor Fisona announced that stricter rules for citizen participation are going to be enforced. “Since the last meeting went off course” all citizens are going to be required to sign up prior to the session and they may talk for 3 to 5 minutes, he advised.
Commissioner Givens asked what the statement was all about. “So we can have a little bit more orderly public comment period,” was the reply. The discussion continued with the commissioner wondering what would happen if someone came in late or heard a remark during the session that caused them to want to comment. They won’t be able to speak was the answer. Some of the commissioners seemed puzzled and the subject created a soft buzz in the audience.
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