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Robert's Rules in the News

News articles on Robert's Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure appear below, with most recent articles appearing first.


Concord Matters

KFUO Radio

Today's conversation covers defining the church, what's special about the church, chocolate mice, and Robert's Rules of Order. Rev. Sean Smith is pastor of Immanuel-Campbell Hill and St. Paul-Wine Hill, Illinois. Rev. Jonathan Fisk is host of His Time and Cross Defense on Worldwide KFUO. Rev.


Complaint prompts OMA probe

Traverse City Record Eagle

Robert's Rules of Order determine a quorum constitutes a majority of members of the board, leaving to question how a majority would be defined in the building authority's case, according to the opinion. Trey Allen, an assistant professor of public law and government at the University of North Carolina ...


Council Approves Changes To Rules and Procedures

Los Alamos Daily Post

“We know Robert's Rules has been in place for a century … (or for) quite a long time; they are tested procedures and I think we are overthinking the ...


Engagement forum to replace Regina Public School Board electors' meeting

Regina Leader-Post

The annual meetings of electors were conducted much like a formal board meeting, with an elected chair and following Robert's Rules of Order. Attendees could vote on motions that were presented, but the motions weren't binding for the board. “They were one large forum where people would have to ...


Palatine Township wants expert to referee board meetings

Chicago Daily Herald

In addition to being masters of the commonly used Robert's Rules of Order and other methods to ensure well-run meetings, a parliamentarian is expected to make sure board members keep their comments on a current issue and prevent crosstalk. Palatine Township Trustee Bill Pohlman said he'll ...


SE Delco rescinds super's contract extension

Delco News Network

As soon as the meeting came to order Wilson made a motion to adjourn based on Robert's Rules of Order saying a contract cannot be rescinded. The motion failed. Young also said the meeting was illegal under the board's own policies. The rescission of a contract to a superintendent has been dealt ...


Carroll commissioners shoot down airport donation

Conway Daily Sun

Bevard attempted to end the discussion, as there was no motion per Robert's Rules of Order, but Hounsell kept going. "You folks, and I apologize for ...


Carroll commissioners shoot down airport donation

Conway Daily Sun

Bevard attempted to end the discussion, as there was no motion per Robert's Rules of Order, but Hounsell kept going. "You folks, and I apologize for ...


Aurora City Council to reconsider Scientel project

Chicago Tribune

To reconsider the votes, according to Robert's Rules of Order, the council needed someone to make the motion to reconsider, and second it, from the ...


Mayor warns OLHS to adhere to management agreement; Quarterly numbers presented

Oxford Eagle

Expectations in the contract include OLHS holding regular, open meetings with notice given as to the time, date and location of the meetings; conducting board meetings following Robert's Rules of Order; keeping minutes that are available for public viewing and allowing the city and Lafayette County to ...


New East Hampton council leader expected to 'restore civility' to panel

Middletown Press

With its leadership settled, the council proceeded to use Robert's Rules of Order to govern it procedures and adopted the traditional second and fourth ...


Wabasha County Board sits silent, kills proposed hospice

Post-Bulletin

The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners did not set a time for a public hearing for a tax abatement request – the motion for the hearing died for lack of a second, according to Robert's Rules of Order – and the hearing will not be held. That means the project will not receive a requested tax ...


Pritchett to chair Brevard County Commission for next year

Florida Today

Pritchett said she has been studying up on Robert's Rules of Order, a manual on parliamentary procedure for running meetings, joking that "I hope I ...


Mancos planning commission approves meeting protocols

The Journal

... are the first rules the town has adopted specifically for the commission, which previously conducted meetings according to Robert's Rules of Order.


Dane County Board to reconvene Tuesday, may reconsider tax levy, vehicle registration

Madison.com

"Under Robert's Rules, if somebody had indicated that they wanted to debate something and they didn't get the opportunity to, you can disregard the vote and come back," Corrigan said. A supervisor who either did not attend the meeting or was on the prevailing side of the vote can call for an item to be ...


After failed requests for info on refugee cost, group studies possible recall of officials

St. Cloud Times

Palmer has attended the last few council meetings and study sessions, and has offered to speak about Robert's Rules of Order, on which the council's ...


Newly elected Marysville City Council members sworn in

New Baltimore Voice Newspapers

“I appreciate it.” The council adopted the newest edition of Robert's Rules of Order and Citizen's Participation Guides as its parliamentary procedures.


County official walked out because of 'anger and frustration'

Brunswick News

Murphy said according to Robert's Rules of Order, a motion needs to be seconded before discussion between commissioners can take place. He added that he asked Commission Chairman Bill Brunson if he could speak before making a motion, but his request was declined. Because the motion wasn't ...


Council transparency not always so clear throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

The Gulf News

She said providing a recap of conversations used to be more common in years past, but under Robert's Rules of Order, it is not required. “That is the ...


Election to give East Penn majority in favor of kindergarten, but it's no guarantee of a new vote

Allentown Morning Call

The school board follows Robert's Rules of Order, parliamentary procedures first published in 1896 that are commonly adopted by local governments ...


Swansea special Town Meeting voters OK track rebuild, 12 other articles

Fall River Herald News

The bylaws were also amended to list “Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised”: and “Town Meeting Time — A Handbook of Parliamentary Law” as ...


What you need to know about the upcoming UTSU AGM

Varsity

All UTSU meetings operate under Robert's Rules of Order. The rules were established by a US Army Officer named Henry Martyn Robert in 1876 by ...


California College Republicans elect new leader in stormy Anaheim session

OCRegister

... times by Rowlands and others, who questioned many decisions Danzek had made and pointed out that they contravened Robert's Rules of Order.


UC Student Association maintained efforts to appease, collaborate with graduate students

Daily Californian

Graduates commonly used meeting procedures, like Robert's Rules, as a weapon against underprivileged communities unfamiliar with the rules, ...


Discussion of Tebo's contract pulled from agenda

Suwannee Democrat

Miller brought up that the motion would need a two-thirds majority vote, but only received 60 percent majority vote based on Robert's Rules of Order.


Greenfield Town Council hopefuls share thoughts on hot topics

The Recorder

“He knows local law, he knows rhetoric, he knows Robert's Rules, he knows parliamentary procedure, he knows state law, and if he can't dazzle you, ...


Opening arguments made in PSEA v. Fairbanks

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A justice asked Brown whether any of the council's procedures violated any laws, Robert's Rules, or other recognized rules throughout the process of ...


Reprimanded Akron Councilman Bob Hoch says ego, not race, is at the heart of council's troubles

cleveland.com

... to help council follow both its established rules and Robert's Rules of Order, widely used to determine parliamentary procedure in the United States.


Town council in quandary over Hope trash vote

The Republic

... members followed Johnson's lead and rescinded their approval after Johnson claimed they were allowed to do so under Robert's Rules of Order.


Pound expands credit line

Coalfield.com

He searched Robert's Rules and found the provision that permitted the action to continue under the same motion. Council approved — on a 3-1 vote, ...


Abutters upset by lack of input on Rochester subdivision

Foster's Daily Democrat

“They're trying to work according to (Robert's Rules of Order)… but what frustrates us is that a lot of the discussion on any project happens between ...


Service group to hold food drive

The Cross Timbers Gazette

They could be the Sergeant-at-Arms, which is the person who helps [conduct the meetings] to keep a record of Robert's Rules of Order during the ...


Pownal board re-considers Act 46 motion

Bennington Banner

POWNAL — After not having the majority votes necessary to warn a community vote on creating a unified school district out of the communities of the ...


UNM regents to pick president finalists after rejecting faculty resolution

Albuquerque Journal

... avoided voting on the faculty's resolution, prompting a terse exchange with the board and a explanation of how Robert's Rules of Order applied.


KISD board meetings confusing

The Killeen Daily Herald

For those interested in Killeen schools, navigating how the Killeen Independent School District board of trustees functions can be mind-boggling.


County GOP infighting addressed

The Reflector

He explained that in Robert's Rules of Order, an agreed-upon set of structure for parliamentary discussion to follow, something dilatory was frivolous ...


Attempt to revisit vote on DASO union contract fails

Las Cruces Sun-News

29 motion and the commission already has acted on a motion to reconsider that action, the commission first would have to suspend Robert's Rules of ...


New Rolling Meadows alderman appointed

Chicago Daily Herald

Budmats said he would be familiar with city council meeting structure because he knows Robert's Rules of Order from his time as board chairman for a ...


City Council undergoes counseling for racial strife

Akron Beacon Journal

Secondly, Keith is seeking a permanent parliamentarian, essentially an expert on council's rules and Robert's Rules of Order. Lastly, she's brought in ...


Town topples tower talk

Mainely Media

Although motions are generally in the positive according to Robert's Rules of Order, in this case the two votes in favor of the motion meant the board ...


Trenton clerk admonishes council members over Parrey leak

The Trentonian

Harris noted in the email the release of the recording violated Robert's Rules of Order, the policies and guidelines governing municipal meetings.


Hope rescinds mandatory trash pickup vote

The Republic

Johnson then cited Robert's Rules of Order, which he said allows a council member who had earlier cast a prior positive vote to make a motion to ...


Political turmoil continues for Penticton Indian Band council

InfoTel News Ltd

“When he runs meetings, he doesn't run consistently, one day under Robert's Rules, the next day he will appoint the chair and make the agenda.


Unifying the union

Stowe Today

She emphasized how following Robert's Rules and other procedures would help the board to function, especially with 14 members. She said an ...


Leadership and respect play key role during annual StuGov retreat

Iowa State Daily

One of the engaging activities the 37 senators and cabinet members began their Saturday morning with was a Robert's Rules simulation – in which ...


Geraldine Eure appointed as Trenton municipal court judge

The Trentonian

... Ms. Eure's appointment, the council has no authority to reconsider the same resolution during its term of office,” citing the Robert's Rules of Order.


Lyndhurst's form of government to stay for now

NorthJersey.com

Haggerty said that, under Robert's Rules of Order, any commissioner can make a motion to bring something to a vote. "All that is needed is another ...


Roy Exum: Why Now We Need 18

The Chattanoogan

It was then decided Robert's Rules of Order permitted those who abstained to “re-vote.” Boyd and Mackey gave Fairbanks the nod, which gave ...


Student Senate: Body to vote on Times New Roman and budget at first meeting

The Post

The proposed framework is Robert's Rules of Order, which the resolution calls “the most well-organized” as well as most commonly used framework of ...


Change due for VA

Traverse City Record Eagle

24 meeting about the Robert's Rules of Order and the Michigan Open Meetings Act. Voting member John Block said Forsyth told the board he would ...


Courthouse has architect, but no plan

Meridian Star

County Attorney Lee Thaggard said the motion passed because the county practices Robert's Rules of Order. “Under Robert's, a majority vote means ...


Portage Council returns ordinance rule change to committee

Portage Daily Register

City Attorney Jesse Spankowski said the change, as proposed, would conform to Robert's Rules of Order, in that it would forbid someone from making ...


Encouraging Board Participation

Cooperator

Robert's Rules of Order spells out in explicit detail how to run a meeting, including introducing a new item of business, voting on it, and closing the ...


Group sues Prince William supervisors over permit for future mosque

Fauquier Times

They say Stewart violated Robert's Rules of Order and asked County Attorney Michelle Robl to review the vote. In response, Robl acknowledged there ...


Republican disloyalty proceedings to begin

Smoky Mountain News

The meeting will also be held in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, which, according to the hearing notice, requires disciplinary issues to be ...


Proposed $33.9 million RSU 9 budget passes first hurdle

Lewiston Sun Journal

After an unidentified voter explained that Robert's Rules of Order requires a majority vote for a written ballot, voters voted 106-36 to follow Robert's ...


Attorney short circuits HEMC business meeting

Northeast Georgian

Again, we're not going to go into a question-and-answer session,” but Brown could make a motion according to Robert's Rules of Order. “First sir, you ...


Code of Conduct approved by council

Moultrie News

... go through it and weed out things that didn't apply or were redundant and already covered by the Ethics Commission or Robert's Rules of Order.".


Sewer fee increase on Wed council agenda

Taft Midway Driller

According to Robert's Rules of Order the consent calendar is appropriate for ”[f]inal approval of proposals or reports that the board has been dealing ...


Prince William mosque vote legal, says county lawyer

Inside NoVA

Robl noted in her report that these motions didn't precisely follow “Robert's Rules of Order,” the guidelines most localities use to govern public ...


Baton Rouge Water Company says industry needs to stop drawing water from aquifer

The Advocate

It must follow public meetings laws, public notice laws and Robert's rules of order, and it must submit regular reports to state leaders about the status of ...


Vallejo school board divided over LCAP budget

Vallejo Times Herald

Kearney-Brown then read a section of Robert's Rules of Order about debate decorum. “The last speaker arraigned my motives,” she said about Worel.


Town Crier - Shem Creek Water quality decline due to multitude of factors

Moultrie News

There are already safeguards in place that dictate how Town Council operates, such as Robert's Rules of Order. And the very oath that council ...


Two supervisors ask for a review of mosque vote

Fauquier Times

Now, two supervisors on the losing side of the decision have asked the county attorney to weigh in on whether Stewart followed Robert's Rules of ...


North Wales council mulls changes to appointment rules, regulations

The Reporter

NORTH WALES >> The conversation has started, and North Wales officials have had plenty to say about putting in writing new rules about how ...


Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel lifts off

Wicked Local Plymouth

“If that wasn't in strict compliance with Robert's Rules of Order, I apologize, “O'Connor said. “It's been a long time since I was a selectman in the town of ...


Lawsuit Filed to Revoke Mining Operation Permit

http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/business/lawsuit-filed-to-revoke-mining-operation-permit/article_02899104-26b4-5989-b05a-0404751b67a4.html

She said according to Robert's Rules of Order, a certain procedure had to be followed in order to get a revote. Based on transcripts, she said the board ...


Just follow the rules -- they're there for a reason

Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Most governmental bodies pay lip service to Robert's Rules of Order, but many local governing bodies are pretty casual about how they follow it.


City council rules confusion highlights voting loophole

Norman Transcript

The council is bound by Robert's Rules of Order, the most widely-used manual of parliamentary procedure in America. It's a common document, but it's ...


Reinventing the Wheel

Memphis Flyer

Shaw said that either members would need to memorize Robert's Rules in toto, or they could — and perhaps should — devise simpler and more ...


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Your expertise and knowledge enabled us to run our meetings in an orderly manner. The parliamentary procedures that you pointed out were not familiar to me and I think it contributed greatly to our success.

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American Council of the Blind