How Do I Present Testimony at a Public Hearing?
  • You must be recognized to speak by the chairperson.
  • State your name and address for the record before you speak.
  • Use the proposed plan to point out concerns or questions.
  • State all questions or concerns at once and then allow the next person to speak.
  • Be polite and respectful of differing opinions.
  • While you may have questions for the applicant, they must be addressed to the Commission chairperson.
  • Issues relating to the project that are within the scope of the Commission may be presented. Issues such as traffic and noise are outside of the Commission's authority to review.
  • It is fine to just say "I agree with Mr. Smith about that drainage issue," rather than restating the same concerns.

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1. Who Is Notified of a Wetlands Project?
2. How Can I Find Out More About What is Proposed?
3. What Should I Expect at the Public Hearing?
4. What Issues Does the Commission Consider?
5. How Do I Present Testimony at a Public Hearing?
6. How Can I Make My Concerns Known if I Cannot Attend?
7. What Happens After the Hearing?
8. Will I Be Notified of the Decision?
9. How Can I Appeal?