The Municipal Council is made up of nine (9) members elected by the citizens of Rahway. There are six (6) wards in the City of Rahway and a Councilmember is elected by the citizens from each respective ward. There are three (3) Councilmembers-at-large who represent the entire City and run with the Mayor. All Councilmembers are part-time.
Regular meetings of the Municipal Council are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. If a legal or national holiday falls on that Monday, the meeting is held on the next succeeding day, Tuesday. During the month of June, the meeting is held on the Wednesday after the second Monday. A workshop (Pre-Meeting Conference) is held the Tuesday prior to the Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m.. When necessary, special meetings may be called by the Mayor or Council President. No meeting of the Council can begin prior to 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Municipal Council / Court Chambers in City Hall and/or via Zoom.
All Pre-Meeting Conferences and Regular Meetings are televised live the night of the meeting on Zoom.
Members of the public are encouraged to register in advance for meetings. After the registration is competed, a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting will be sent. Meetings held using the digital platform will place participants in a holding room, muting microphones before admittance by the host and participants must “raise their hand” through the platform to be recognized. Participants agree to and acknowledge the terms of the meeting by using the “Yes” button. Any guests failing to abide by the terms will be removed. At the conclusion of the meeting, the host will terminate the connections through the platform. Unintended technical difficulties, unforeseen circumstances, or equipment problems (such as hardware failures or software malfunctions) may occur, making it problematic to continue the meeting on a platform. If such an impediment arises, it is recommended that members of the public access the event by means of an alternate medium.
Zoom Webinar ID: 966 3055 4213 Phone Number: (646) 876-9923; (301)715-8592; (312) 626-6799
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RBcIXXunRWqJ7rP6Z0a5Ug
Any member of the community wishing to offer public comments can do so by emailing statements and remarks to firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails must be submitted and received no later than 7:05 p.m. on the day the council meeting is being held. Members of the public must state their full name and address for the record. Questions can be directed to CityClerkDepartment@cityofrahway.com.