Town of Chilhowie

Council Rules & Regulations


All persons entering Council Chambers shall sign in and state whether they wish to speak and the topic.

During Citizen Time:

Citizens must speak at the podium.

State name and address.

Direct comments only to Town Council.

Limit speaking time to a maximum of three minutes.

The speaker must be signed in and speak on topic.

Speak only once during a specific hearing or comment period.

Citizen time is for citizen input, not question and answer session.

Citizen time may be reopened later in meeting if needed.

Interruptions will not be tolerated in order to provide smooth operation of the Council in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

The first interruption will be given a warning.

Second interruption will result in removal from meeting.

Please silence cell phones, show respect for all speakers, and allow all opinions to be expressed in a tolerant atmosphere.

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