City Clerk

About the City Clerk's Office

The Office of the City Clerk is committed to providing the highest level of service at all times. We are here to serve you. Utilizing traditional paper files as well as the clerk's Laserfiche Document Management System, our staff researches data, provides copies or printouts, and responds to your inquiries. We take pride in our ability to provide you with the most up-to-date, accurate information in a timely and efficient manner. Read through the roles and responsibilities of the city clerk. We encourage you to make use of our resources. Feel free to give us a call at (352) 465-8500.

Dunnellon City Council Meetings

Regular council meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. The City Council workshop meetings are on the Wednesday prior to the regular council meeting. These council meetings are held at the Dunnellon City Council chambers, located at 20750 River Drive in Dunnellon.

Unscheduled Public Appearance

You may address the council regarding items not listed on the agenda during the public comment portion of the agenda. Be sure to sign in at the podium before you enter the chambers, providing your name for the public record. Limit your comments to three minutes. Note: The City Council will not take action in response to items brought forth under unscheduled public appearance but may direct staff to report back at a future council meeting.

Scheduled Public Appearance

In order to be placed on a council workshop agenda, per City Resolution RES2011-02, you must make a written request to the city clerk no later than 12:00 noon the Friday before the workshop meeting with any backup material the speaker wishes the City Council to review. In order to be placed on a regular council meeting agenda, you must make a written request no later than 12:00 noon the Wednesday before the council meeting with any backup material the speaker wishes the City Council to consider. The request should state who wishes to appear, their address and phone number, the specific topic or issue to be addressed, and any supporting information that may be relevant. Council may take any appropriate action on items scheduled on the agenda.

Agenda Items & Actions

There are two types of agenda items presented to council:

  • Information only
  • Appropriate action: No action, postponing action, taking action as recommended by staff, taking action as proposed by any councilmember. All actions require a majority vote of the councilmembers present. A minimum of three councilmembers must be present for council to transact city business. Some council actions require formal documentation beyond inclusion in council meeting minutes.
    • Resolutions - A resolution grants authority to perform an action, such as creating a policy or procedure, or authorize a fee.
    • Ordinances - An ordinance is an amendment, deletion, or addition to the Dunnellon City Code. In other words, it is a city law or statute.