Your Elected Representatives
*** Regular meetings of the Town Council are now live streamed on the Town's Facebook page. ***Town Council members act as the liaisons between the Town and the general public. They serve on the municipal legislative body that deliberates over matters that affect the Town of Garner. The primary duties of a Council member include attending Council meetings, setting policy, adopting a budget, enacting ordinances, long-range planning and approving development permits. The Town of Garner has two regular Council meetings and one work session per month, and other meetings as required. Council members frequently attend special events that are sponsored by the Town and others. The Town of Garner is a Council-manager form of government in which the Council appoints a professional manager to manage the day-to-day activities of the Town.
The Garner Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. and on the third Tuesday after the first Monday at 7 p.m. Work sessions are held the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, located at 900 7th Ave.
The Town Council receives public comments at the beginning of both regular meetings. Any person wishing to speak may sign in with the clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting or submit a request in writing, stating their name, address and purpose for appearing before the Town Council. A Citizen Comment Form will be available at the meeting and can be submitted to the clerk prior to the meeting or requests can be submitted via email to the Office of the Town Clerk and will appear on a later agenda. After hearing a petition, the Council may: (1) Consider at a future meeting of the Council; or (2) Refer to another board or committee for study and report; or (3) Refer to the town manager for investigation and report.