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Request to Address Council

  1. Persons wishing to address the City Council regarding an item not on the City Council meeting agenda should complete this form and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the city council meeting, which is 6:00 p.m. If you wish to be on the posted agenda, this form needs to be received by the City Clerk prior to 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Thursday preceding the scheduled council meeting. If the request is received after the noon deadline, it will be heard under New Business on the agenda.

    Persons wishing to address the City Council regarding an item on the agenda (that is not a public hearing) may speak on that item at the time it is introduced by completing a request to address the City Council and submitting it to the City Clerk before the item is introduced.

    When your name is called, approach the podium and state your name and address clearly for the record. You will have five (5) minutes to speak.

  2. PLEASE NOTE: No outside electronic devices are allowed to be used on city equipment. If you need to present a visual or have handouts, you must bring your own hard copy of the materials. Please provide 12 copies.

  3. To contact the City Clerk's office: 602 S. Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801. Email:

    For further information, please call the city clerk's office at 417-624-0820 ext. 220.

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