- Where and when are the council meetings held?
Council Meetings are held at 7:00PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 81 West 1st South.
- Who may attend a council meeting?
In accordance with Arizona Meeting Laws, any member of the public, be they a resident or visitor, may attend.
- Will I have an opportunity to speak at a council meeting?
There is usually an opportunity early into the Council Meeting in which members of the public may address the Council.
- Can Council act on a topic that I bring to the meeting?
Council may not vote to take action on any item unless it is included in the Council Agenda. The Council Agenda, in accordance with Arizona Meeting Laws, is required to be publicly posted before the meeting.
- Who can run for office?
A person residing in the Town of Snowflake for at least one year may run for public office.
- Can I address the Council during the meeting?
Public comments regarding items not on the agenda must be made during a special section of the meeting, are entered into public record, and will be limited to five minutes in duration. The Public Comments section will be announced by the Mayor during the call to the public at the beginning of the Council Meeting. Council may not respond to the comments, but can ask staff to explore further.
- When does the Council take action on Agenda Items?
The Council meets to discuss and vote on Agenda Items during regularly scheduled meetings, held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00PM.
- Will I be allowed to speak on an Agenda Item?
Yes, but residents of Snowflake will be asked to sign in prior to the meeting with the Town Clerk, so that they may be recognized by the council at the appropriate time. When you are called on, you will be asked to first state your name for the record.
- Can I meet with a Councilmember or the Mayor outside the regular meetings?
Yes, but State Open Meeting Laws prohibit a quorum, or majority of the members, to meet to discuss any topic in a forum that is not readily accessible to the general public. This means that any meeting that requires the attendance of a quorum of the elected officials must be publicly posted and announced at least 24 hours in advance. However, residents are encouraged to meet with, exchange ideas with, and to share their viewpoints with their elected officials as part of their active participation in self-governance.
- How long do the meetings usually last?
The length of the regularly scheduled meetings can vary significantly, depending upon the amount of items which need to be addressed on the agenda. One to two hours or more is not uncommon.
- What is an Executive Session?
On occasion, the Council may be required to meet in private with the Town Manager, Town Attorney, and Town Clerk to discuss matters of a legal or confidential nature. In such instances, the Council will leave the room to discuss the topic, and then return to the chambers.