The 'public comment' section of Iroquois County Board meetings seems to have been worked out, but the matter's going back to the policy & procedure committee.
No action was taken Tuesday on the new public comment guidelines. The Board is addressing what's become, at times, lengthy sessions at meetings. The Policy & Procedure committee has worked at trying to move meetings along.
Board Chairman Kyle Anderson said the intent isn't to limit the public from coming in; it's to try to stick to the point at what's going on. He said we don't have a lot of comments, but a policy isn't a bad idea.
State's Attorney Jim Devine has OK'd guidelines that would limit comments to 5-minutes per person but the chairman could allow more time, if needed. A total time-period of 30 minutes for public comment would be part of the agenda.
The Board encourages comments to be relevant to the meeting agenda. Board members are not obligated to respond to any comment or questions.