The city of Ila changed the way residents will be allowed to voice concerns to the city. If a citizen wishes to address the council, he or she must be placed on the agenda prior to the meeting.
The council approved the change April 4 to require residents to be on the agenda after council member Peggy Freeman voiced the concern that if the council allowed everyone that just showed up to a meeting to speak, things could get out of hand.
Council member Troy Butler seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the change, after which city clerk Susan Steed said that the agendas are created one week prior to the meeting dates and items to be placed on the agenda would be needed at that time. The council meets the first Monday of each month.