General Rules and Procedures for BOCC Meetings

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GENERAL RULES AND PROCEDURES - Attached is the agenda which will determine the order of business conducted at today's Board meeting:

CONSENT AGENDA - These items are considered routine and are enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Commissioner so requests.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS - Proclamations, Presentations, Public Hearings, and Department requests are items which the Commission will discuss individually usually in the order listed on the agenda.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - These items are usually heard on the first Tuesdays at 6 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. However, if a public hearing is scheduled for a meeting on the third Tuesday, which begins at 9 a.m., then public hearings will be heard at 9 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. These time designations are intended to indicate that an item will not be addressed prior to the listed time. The Chair will open each public hearing and asks anyone wishing to speak to come forward, one at a time. Comments will be limited to five minutes

As a general rule, when issues are scheduled before the Commission under department request or public hearing, the order of presentation is: (1) County staff presents the details of the Board item (2) Commissioners comment (3) if a public hearing, the Chair will ask for public comment, (4) further discussion and action by the Board.

ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION - Please state your name and address, speaking clearly into the microphone. If you have backup material, please have eight copies ready for distribution.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS - These items are presented by an individual Commissioner or staff as necessary at the conclusion of the printed agenda.

PUBLIC COMMENT - Time is allotted at the beginning of each meeting for general public comment. Please limit comments to three minutes.

DECORUM - Please be respectful of others opinion.

MEETINGS - All Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m.. and on the third Tuesdays at 9 a.m., unless otherwise advertised. Meetings are held in the County Commission Chambers in the Roger Poitras Administration Annex at 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, Fla. 34982. The Board schedules additional workshops throughout the year necessary to accomplish their goals and commitments. Notice is provided of these workshops. Anyone with a disability requiring accommodation to attend this meeting should contact the St. Lucie County Community Services Manager at 772-462-1777 or TDD 772-462-1428 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.