Your Elected Representatives
Elected by Garner residents, the mayor and the five members of the Town Council identify community needs and commit Town resources to meet those needs within the limits of federal and state law. Specific duties include adopting the annual budget, establishing the annual tax rate, calling bond referendums when necessary, enacting local ordinances and Town policies, formulating policies for the conduct of Town operations, making appointments to advisory boards and committees, and overseeing long-range plans for the community in areas including land use and Town infrastructure and facilities such as streets and parks.
The Garner Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. and on the third Tuesday after the first Monday at 7 p.m. Work sessions are held the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The meetings are held at the new police station at 912 7th Ave. until the new Town Hall is completed in the second half of 2017.
The Town Council receives public comments at the beginning of both regular meetings. Any person wishing to speak may sign in with the clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting or submit a request in writing, stating their name, address and purpose for appearing before the Town Council. A Citizen Comment Form will be available at the meeting and can be submitted to the clerk prior to the meeting or requests can be submitted via email to the Office of the Town Clerk and will appear on a later agenda. After hearing a petition, the Council may: (1) Consider at a future meeting of the Council; or (2) Refer to another board or committee for study and report; or (3) Refer to the town manager for investigation and report.