Ottumwa City Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Our City Council meeting agenda packets and minutes are posted online by the Ottumwa City Clerk.
Per Iowa Code, Ottumwa City Council Agendas are posted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting on the main bulletin board on the first floor of City Hall, 105 E. Main Street. Minutes of the meeting are published regularly as required by law. The Ottumwa Courier is the City of Ottumwa’s official newspaper of record for all required legal publications.
City Council Meetings
The Ottumwa City Council Regular Meetings begin at 5:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Special Meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 PM or other dates as called. Ottumwa City Council Agendas are posted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting on the main bulletin board on the first floor of City Hall, 105 E. Main Street.
City Council meetings are open public meetings in accordance with IA Code Chapter 21. The Council can go into a closed session only under very specific circumstances as allowed by law.
Citizen input is an important part of the democratic process. To address the City Council about an item on their Regular Meeting Agenda, the speaker should identify him or herself by raising their hand, and when called on by the Mayor, state their name, address and topic they wish to speak about. Citizens wishing to address the Council during a Public Hearing do not need to identify themselves prior to the hearing.
There is also time allowed at the end of each Regular Meeting for Public Comments when Citizens may speak to the City Council about items not on the Council Agenda. There is a time limit of 3 minutes per speaker. Due to the Open Meetings Law (Iowa Code Chapter 21), the City Council may not take action on any item not on the Agenda.
For the Record
The Ottumwa Courier is the City of Ottumwa’s official newspaper of record for all required legal publications including City Council meeting minutes and public hearing notices.