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Village Board Adopts Public Meeting Speaking Rules

Mar 03, 2015

The Mt. Zion Village Board unanimously approved the following rules for speaking during public forum at Village Board Meetings at it's Monday, March 2, 2015, Village Board Meeting.

Village of Mt. Zion
Public Meeting Speaking Rules


PUBLIC COMMENT: Pursuant to the Village’s rule-making authority set forth in the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the rules governing public comment at all board meetings of the Mayor and Village Board of Trustees shall be as follows:

1. Speakers at the podium shall first identify themselves, and if they choose, give their residential address, before they offer any comments to the board;

2. Speakers shall limit their commentary to five (5) minutes;

3. Speakers shall relate their commentary to matters of Village business;

4. Speakers shall at all times address the board, not staff or the audience;

5. Speakers shall offer their commentary only from the podium;

6. Speakers shall confine their remarks to commentary;

7. Speakers shall not use their commentary in an attempt to interrogate board     members or staff  nor in an attempt to force the body to engage in debate;

8. Speakers shall return to their seat or leave the meeting room at the end of       their remarks;

9. Speakers shall not employ profane or threatening language nor shall they         engage in any personal attacks;

10. Speakers shall respect both the decorum of the public meeting and the             authority of the Mayor as the board’s presiding officer; and

11. A speaker whose behavior disrupts the conduct of the public meeting or           threatens the public’s safety are subject to removal from the meeting upon a           finding by the Mayor that the speaker’s behavior has violated any of these rules. 

Spring Craft Show

Feb 27, 2015

Mt. Zion Spring Craft Show will be held March 6th from 7pm-9pm and March 7th from 9am - 3pm. The emphasis of our shows are handcrafted items and the Kitchen of Doris Yoder will be offering concessions.  Admission is FREE.

Food Pantry

Feb 23, 2015

The Mt. Zion Methodist Food Pantry, 1220 W. Main Street in Mt. Zion, has begun distributing groceries to needy families living in the Mt. Zion School District. Every third Saturday of each month, recipients can sign in at the church between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, and must bring proof of Mt. Zion School District residency. (Driver's license, state ID, current utility bill, etc.) For any questions call Mt. ZIon United Methodist Church at 217-864-4813.

Village Board Amends Sign Code

Feb 20, 2015

The Mt. Zion Village Board of Trustees recently approved changes to the Village's Sign Code. The changes come after many complaints from the public regarding temporary signs in Mt. Zion. All changes take effect immediately.  Staff will be reaching out to local businesses in the coming weeks to ensure they are aware of the rule changes.  To obtain a copy of the Village's Sign Code Click Here.  For questions regarding the Sign Code or changes, please contact Village Administrator, Julie Miller at 864-5424.  

Valentine Dueling Piano

Feb 07, 2015

The Valentine Dueling Dinner for tonight is SOLD OUT!  Thanks for the support!


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