The meetings are open to the public, and there is an opportunity for members of the public to speak during the meeting in order to bring up any issues they would like the Council to consider. Council can only discuss items that are on the agenda. Therefore, a Council member may request the item be placed on a future agenda for discussion and/or action.
The Common Council is made up of six alders who are elected at-large. The mayor, who is also elected at-large, also sits on the council and votes only to break a tie. Council members serve a two year term which starts/ends in April.