The document(s) below are provided for the information and convenience of individuals who want to follow the Board’s deliberations. If inconsistencies exist between these electronic versions and the original documents kept on record in the office of the Township Clerk, the original documents will be considered definitive.
Regular Meetings of the Burt Township Board are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center in Grand Marais – unless otherwise posted. A list of approved board meeting dates is published each year after the Annual Meeting.
Meetings are open to the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
The purpose of these meetings is to conduct the business of the township. We request your cooperation so we can complete the business at hand. The board members are interested in what you have to say and encourage audience participation during the Public Comment sessions at the beginning and end of every meeting. During discussion of issues, the Supervisor may also encourage your feedback. These proceedings are being digitally recorded for the purpose of preparing the minutes, your cooperation is needed to assure clear recording.
Rules for Audience participation during the meeting:
- Please keep to the topic and do not interject or detract from the subject.
- Please raise your hand and wait to be called upon.
- Direct your questions to the Board.
- Do not interrupt or interject when someone else is speaking.
- Please keep chit-chat to a whisper or step outside. The recording device picks up most sound in the room.
EXCERPT – MCL 15.263 – Meetings, decisions, and deliberations of public body; requirements; attending or addressing meeting of public body; tape-recording, videotaping, broadcasting, and telecasting proceedings; rules and regulations; exclusion from meeting; exemptions.
1. All meetings of a public body shall be open to the public and shall be held in a place available to the general public. All persons shall be permitted to attend any meeting except as otherwise provided in this act. The right of a person to attend a meeting of a public body includes the right to tape-record, to videotape, to broadcast live on radio, and to telecast live on television the proceedings of a public body at a public meeting. The exercise of this right shall not be dependent upon the prior approval of the public body. However, a public body may establish reasonable rules and regulations in order to minimize the possibility of disrupting the meeting.
5. A person shall be permitted to address a meeting of a public body under rules established and recorded by the public body.
6. A person shall not be excluded from a meeting otherwise open to the public except for a breach of the peace actually committed at the meeting.