BOMA Meeting Guide

The public is invited to attend and participate in the City of Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) meetings. BOMA Work Sessions are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The BOMA's regular monthly voting meetings occur on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Courtroom at City Hall, 199 Town Center Parkway, Spring Hill. See the city calendar for meeting dates. City Hall Courtroom is disability accessible.

Work Session Meeting Format

Unless otherwise announced, BOMA Work Sessions occur on the first Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m. At work sessions, items and issues for consideration by the BOMA for the current month's meeting are brought forward and discussed. Unless previously announced, there is no voting that takes place at a work session. A work session is different from a public hearing: in a work session, no testimony on the record is taken from the public, although the public is invited to attend the meeting and provide comment when recognized by the chair (the Mayor).

Regular Meeting Format

Per Municipal Code § 1-101, The Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) hold regular monthly meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall. Occasionally, the Mayor may call a Special Called Meeting, which is required by law to be advertised in advance.

Per Municipal Code § 1-102, the following regular order of business is observed at Regular Meetings unless dispensed by a majority vote of the members present:

  • Call to Order
  • Stipulation of Aldermen Present
  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Comments by the Mayor
  • Concerned Citizens
  • Consent Agenda Including:
    • Approval of Minutes of the Previous Meeting
    • Reports and Minutes from Departments and Committees
  • Previous Business
  • New Business

Per Municipal Code § 1-103, Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised serves as the Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure.

Public Hearings

Public hearings, which are separate items of business on a separate agenda generally occuring at 5:55 p.m., prior to the Regular BOMA Meeting, give citizens the opportunity to express their opinions and comments to the BOMA on specific issues. Notice of the public hearings are published per State Law in the newspaper before the public hearing.

Public Hearing procedures are as follows:

  • Board Chair (the Mayor) calls the Public Hearing to Order
  • Each Item on the Public Hearing Agenda is read
  • Board Chair (the Mayor) opens the hearing to the public for comment
  • Board Chair closes public hearing