What are Evidentiary Hearings?

Evidentiary hearings are used when boards are considering applications for a Subdivision or Special Use Permit. Evidentiary hearings, also known as a quasi-judicial hearings, are different from other public hearings in that they resemble a court hearing where testimony is presented and the Town Council acts like a court of law. Evidentiary hearings are much more formal procedures, requiring anyone who speaks to be sworn in. And during these hearings, Town Council can only consider credible evidence, not hearsay.

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1. Have you ever been to a Town Council Meeting?
2. What is Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)??
3. Can I attend a Town Council meeting?
4. May I speak at the Town Council meeting?
5. What are the duties of the Mayor and Council?
6. What are Evidentiary Hearings?
7. What are the minutes?
8. What is an agenda?
9. How does the Town annex property?
10. Is there a history of all annexations for the Town of Clayton?