QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING STATEMENT
All witnesses addressing City Council in the following Quasi-Judicial hearings will be asked to limit their comments to the specific subject being addressed. Witnesses should disclose any personal interest or relationship; and any business, professional, or financial interests with any individual, group, project or proposal regarding the subject matter under review. Witnesses should always err on the side of more public disclosure, not less, in order to provide integrity to the public process.
Testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per witness unless the applicant, staff, or affected person requests an extension of time. A request for extension of time will be considered by the Council to assure all parties have a full and fair opportunity to participate without undue repetition and delay.
Public input is valued by the Council. However, in order to foster mutual respect, personal comments should not be directed toward Council members, or staff. Members of the public shall refrain from interrupting the speaker at the podium.
At the conclusion of each hearing, the City Council of the City of Dunnellon will make a decision whether to approve the application.
All witnesses will be sworn in and will testify under oath, All persons presenting evidence will state their name and residence address for the record. All documentary evidence will be marked as an exhibit and maintained as a part of the record if accepted by Council.
After each witness testifies, any Council member may question the witness. The applicant is entitled to cross-examine each witness after his or her testimony and shall do so by asking questions of the witness, or can rebut the witness's testimony by presenting contrary testimony or documents after a witness testifies.