(a)   Council recognizes the value to Village governance of public comment and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on Municipal matters of community interest. In order to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, Council shall provide a period of public participation at every public meeting and publish rules to govern such participation. The Mayor or his/her replacement, as Presiding Officer, shall administer the rules of Council for its conduct.
   (b)   The Presiding Officer shall be guided by the following rules:
      (1)   Public participation shall be permitted at the discretion of the Presiding officer.
      (2)   All persons wishing to participate in a public council meeting shall register their intent with the Clerk at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting and include name and address of the participant, group affiliation if appropriate, and topic to be addressed.
      (3)   Participants must be recognized by the Presiding Office and preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address, and group affiliation, if appropriate.
      (4)   Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to two (2) minutes in duration. A maximum of thirty (30) minutes of public participation will be permitted at each meeting.
      (5)   All statements shall be directed to the Presiding Officer; no participant may address or question Council members individually.
         (Ord. 2016-48. Passed 11-3-16.)