@Mcangel05 - You have some great points in discussing the effectiveness of town hall meetings. There is no town hall meeting invitation because it's open to all rather than closed board meeting that people have to run for office in order to be a part of. If anyone and everyone can come then there is certainly potential for a lack of order and more likelihood for chaos. Despite that meeting minutes are still important to keep so that the points that are made will be acknowledged. Many people came to a town hall meeting in my hometown to protest a Lowes which was being built in my neighborhood and though the citizens protested at numerous meetings, but the planning board still voted in favor the Lowes anyway because they claimed it would benefit our community more than keeping the peace.