The Shakopee City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m., with special sessions scheduled when necessary. The first meeting of the month is primarily a workshop in which the Council discusses policy issues and very routine business items; the second is the City Council's regular business meeting.
Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at city hall, 485 Gorman St. The public is welcome to attend.
Items of routine business are placed on the consent agenda. These items may be removed from the consent agenda by a Councilor for individual discussion but are otherwise approved in one motion, usually as one of the first actions of the meeting.
Speaking at a Council meeting
At each meeting there is a designated period of time for "Recognition of Involved Citizens by City Council," during which citizens in the audience who wish to speak on an item not listed on the meeting agenda are invited to the podium.
Before addressing the City Council, citizens must sign in with their name and address. Most meetings of the City Council and the Boards & Commissions are televised, so citizens must step up to the podium and speak loudly and clearly.
Comments should not be more than five minutes in length; the Mayor may adjust the time depending on the number of persons seeking to comment. Longer presentations must be scheduled through the City Clerk’s office.
This comment period may not be used to make personal attacks, to air personality grievances, to make political endorsements or for political campaign purposes. Council action should not be expected at the time of a proposed non-agenda item; questions from Council are for clarification only.
Public comments are always taken during public hearings. However, for other issues, it is left to the discretion of the Mayor as to whether to take comments.