Council & Committee Meetings • Schedule • Procedure

The Village of Timberlake Council Meeting Schedule

Council meetings are:

• held at the Village Hall, 11 East Shore Blvd., Timberlake.

• typically held on the third Tuesday of each month.

• usually start at 7:30 pm – but may start at 7:00 pm

• often, Committee Meetings are held at 7:00 pm right before the Council Meeting

Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

Council Meeting

7:00 pm – note start time

Tues., Feb. 21, 2017

Records Commission Meeting         Council Meeting

7:00 pm                                                           7:30 pm

Tues., March 21, 2017

Finance Committee Meeting            Council Meeting

7:00 pm                                                           7:30 pm

Tues., March 21, 2017

Finance Committee Meeting            Council Meeting

7:00 pm                                                           7:30 pm

Tues., April 11, 2017

Safety Committee Meeting

7:00 pm

Tues., April 18, 2017

Recreation Committee Meeting       Council Meeting

7:00 pm                                                           7:30 pm

Tues., May 16, 2017  

Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Tues., June 20 2017

Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Tues., July 11, 2017

Finance Committee Meeting            Council Meeting

7:00 pm                                                           7:30 pm

Tues., Aug. 22, 2017

Council Meeting Note: this is the 4th Tuesday

7:30 pm

Tues., Sept. 19, 2017

Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Tues., Oct. 17, 2017

Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Tues., Nov. 21, 2017

Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Tues., Dec. 19, 2017

Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Tues., Jan. 16, 2018

Council Meeting

7:30 pm

General Timberlake Council Meeting Information

The Council Meeting is Called to Order.

Everyone rises to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.

The 1st Public Portion of the Council Meeting is Opened.

Persons attending address the Mayor and Council to ask question(s). Questions will be noted and responded to during the regular session of council.

The 1st Public Portion of the Council Meeting is Closed.

The Regular Session of the Council Meeting is Opened.

The Mayor and Council conduct village business, present Committee reports, and present legislation to be considered for adoption.

The Mayor, Council Members, the Law Director, and the Fiscal Officer will provide answers to question(s) asked by person(s) from the 1st Public Portion of the Council Meeting.

When all village business has been completed, the Regular Session of the Council Meeting will be adjourned.

The Regular Session of the Council Meeting is Closed.

The 2nd Public Portion of the Council Meeting is Opened.

Persons attending address the Mayor and Council to ask  additional question(s).

The Mayor, Council Members, the Law Director, and the Fiscal Officer will respond with answers to  question(s) presented during this session.

The 2nd Public Portion of the Council Meeting is Closed.

Ordinance:

An ordinance is a law passed by a municipal government. A municipality, such as a city, town, village, or borough, is a political subdivision of a state within which a municipal corporation has been established to provide local government to a population in a defined area.

Ordinances constitute the subject matter of municipal law. The power of municipal governments to enact ordinances is derived from the state constitution or statutes or through the legislative grant of a municipal charter. The charter in large part dictates how much power elected officials have to regulate actions within the municipality. Municipalities that have been granted “home rule” charters by the legislature have the most authority to act. If, however, a municipality enacts an ordinance that exceeds its charter or is in conflict with state or federal law, the ordinance can be challenged in court and ruled void.

Many ordinances deal with maintaining public safety, health, morals, and General Welfare. For example, a municipality may enact housing ordinances that set minimum standards of habitability. Other ordinances deal with fire and safety regulations that residential, commercial, and industrial property owners must follow. Many municipalities have enacted noise ordinances, which prohibit prescribed levels of noise after certain hours of the evening.

Ordinances may also deal with public streets and sidewalks. They typically include regulations regarding parking, snow removal, and littering. Restrictions on pets, including “pooper scooper” and leash laws, are also governed by municipal ordinances.

One of the most significant areas of municipal law is zoning. Zoning ordinances constitute a master plan for land use within the municipality. A municipality is typically divided into residential, commercial, and industrial zoning districts. Zoning attempts to conserve the value of property and to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout a particular locality.

Resolution:

The practice of submitting and voting on resolutions is a typical part of business in state and local governmental entities , and other public assemblies. These bodies use resolutions for two purposes. First, resolutions express their consensus on matters of public policy: lawmakers routinely deliver criticism or support on a broad range of social issues, legal rights, and court opinions. Second, they pass resolutions for internal, administrative purposes. Resolutions are not laws; they differ fundamentally in their purpose.

Resolutions play an important role in the administration of legislatures. Lawmakers pass resolutions to control internal rules on matters such as voting and conduct. Typically legislatures also use them to conduct housekeeping: resolutions to pay the bills, appoint individuals to various positions, authorizing the Mayor to enter into various contracts for the Village, etc.

Executive Sessions:

The members of a public body may hold an executive session only after a majority of a quorum of the public body determines, by a roll call vote, to hold an executive session and only at a regular or special meeting for the sole purpose of the consideration of any of the following matters:

(1) To consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official, or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual, unless the public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual requests a public hearing. Except as otherwise provided by law, no public body shall hold an executive session for the discipline of an elected official for conduct related to the performance of the elected official’s official duties or for the elected official’s removal from office. If a public body holds an executive session pursuant to division of this section, the motion and vote to hold that executive session shall state which one or more of the approved purposes listed in division of this section are the purposes for which the executive session is to be held, but need not include the name of any person to be considered at the meeting.

(2) To consider the purchase of property for public purposes, or for the sale of property at competitive bidding, if premature disclosure of information would give an unfair competitive or bargaining advantage to a person whose personal, private interest is adverse to the general public interest. No member of a public body shall use division of this section as a subterfuge for providing covert information to prospective buyers or sellers. A purchase or sale of public property is void if the seller or buyer of the public property has received covert information from a member of a public body that has not been disclosed to the general public in sufficient time for other prospective buyers and sellers to prepare and submit offers.