The Fairfield Town Council has changed the structure and time of its regularly scheduled meetings.

Regular council meetings now will take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

In the past, the Council met once per month to do formal business, and once per month as a workshop, during which no votes were taken but differences of opinion were discussed and ironed out.

In the future, the workshop meetings will still be primarily for discussion, but they will also function as formal meetings, during which votes can be taken. Those meetings will now be televised.

Town Manager Josh Reny said the change was made in the interest of transparency.

“It’s unfair to the public because we are taking action, but the public is really not seeing much of the deliberation,” he said.

The council also has changed its meeting time from 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.