Is the public allowed to speak during those meetings?
Yes. The public is not only allowed, but strongly encouraged to make their opinions known at Board meetings. As Thomas Jefferson observed, “the government closest to the people serves the people best.” And no form of government is closer to the people than a township!
More specifically, there is an opportunity for public comment about every item on each meeting agenda. In addition, at the beginning and end of each meeting, the Chairman will ask if any member of the public has a comment about any item that is not on the agenda.