Public engagment and input is a priority for the LMCD. We have a wide variety of stakeholders with various needs and perspectives. Balancing these perspectives and desires in consideration of lake conservation initiatives is a significant responsibility. As such, we welcome engagement in a variety of ways such as over the phone, in writing (hard copy and electronic), and in person through individual and public meetings, among other ways. The following information is a guide for providing input to the LMCD Board for consideration at its regularly scheduled Board meetings.
Once the Board meeting agenda is posted to the LMCD’s website typically on Friday, you should provide general input by 12:00 pm (Noon) the day of the board meeting, typically Wednesday. Earlier deadlines are in place if you wish to submit/distribute handouts or electronic information. Submit general information by:
The speaker and any information provided should not contain any statements, graphics or pictures that are offensive or reflect personal attacks on other individuals, Board members or staff. Presentation handouts and electronic media that contain this information will not be distributed. See Speaker Handouts and Electronic Media section for deadlines and requirements.
Presentations by individuals under the “Public Comments” section of the agenda are limited to a total of 5 minutes. Time frames may be reduced if multiple parties wish to speak. Priority will be given to those who sign up to speak through the online Speaker/Comment Card. Speakers who sign up for multiple requests may be combined into one request.
If a speaker represents multiple parties, the presentation is limited to 7 minutes, and other members of the group may not speak. Individuals will be asked to stand or verify their attendance. All names need to be provided at the time of sign up.
Any person wishing to provide handouts or make a presentation that includes video or another form of electronic media must provide that information in digital format to the LMCD no later than 12:00pm (Noon) the day before the Board Meeting for review and any distribution by staff. Large documents may require additional time for staff review for form and content. The digital format must be compatible with the LMCD’s technology equipment. The presentation will be tested prior to the Board Meeting to ensure that it is compatible.
The following tips will help provide a more effective presentation and input for the Board to consider.