Evidentiary hearings are used when boards are considering applications for a Subdivision or Special Use Permit. Evidentiary hearings, also known as a quasi-judicial hearings, are different from other public hearings in that they resemble a court hearing where testimony is presented and the Town Council acts like a court of law. Evidentiary hearings are much more formal procedures, requiring anyone who speaks to be sworn in. And during these hearings, Town Council can only consider credible evidence, not hearsay.
If you'd like to know more, visit our Council 101 page to view a helpful guide.