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Regularly scheduled Newton City Council meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The City Council meetings and committee meetings are held at City Hall located at 108 N. Van Buren in Newton.
Meeting dates for 2023:
Jan. 3 and 17
Feb. 7 and 21
March 7 and 21
April 4 and 18
May 2 and 16
June 6 and 20
July 5* and 18
Aug. 1 and 15
Sept. 5 and 19
Oct. 3 and 17
Nov. 7 and 21
Dec. 5 and 19
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FAQ By Public About Open Meetings Act
“It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business.” (5 ILCS 120/1)
The intent of the Illinois Open Meetings Act is to ensure that public business is conducted in public view by prohibiting secret deliberations and actions on matters that should be discussed in a public forum.
The Act reflects the balance between the rights of the public against the needs of government officials to be able to discuss sensitive matters candidly by excepting particular narrowly-construed circumstances under which a meeting may be held in closed session. The Office of the Attorney General understands that access to meetings helps to ensure the accountability of government to its citizens.
Open Meetings Act
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City of Newton ~ 108 N Van Buren ~ Newton, Illinois 62448 ~ 618-783-8451
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