Meeting Protocol and Standards of Conduct

Public Participation

Public comment is encouraged and will be listed as an agenda item at every regular Board of Trustees meeting.

Each individual wishing to be heard during the public comment period will be given up to three (3) minutes to make a comment.

The public comment period will not be used to make political endorsements or for political campaign purposes.

Questions from the Board will be for clarification purposes only. Public comment will not be used as a time for problem solving or reacting to comments made but, rather, for listening to the comments of citizens without taking any formal action.

The Board may direct the Town Administrator to provide information requested by a speaker during the public comment period.

Speakers are not allowed to make belligerent, accusatory, impertinent, slanderous, threatening, abusive, or disparaging comments.

The Mayor/Chairman may elect to defer public comment on a specific issue that appears on the regular agenda until that specific item is addressed.

The Mayor/Chairman may call for order when sidebar conversations occur in the audience. Those conversations are distracting from the Board addressing the topics at hand.

Members of the public who do not follow proper conduct after a warning in a public meeting may be barred from further participation at that meeting or removed from the Board Chambers pursuant to the Kiowa Municipal Code and Colorado Revised Statutes.


Action may be taken on any and all items listed on the agenda.
All visitors must contact the Town Clerk five (5) business days before a scheduled meeting to be placed on the agenda. If special accommodations are necessary per ADA, contact 303-621-2366 prior to the meeting.