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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Electronic Special Meeting of the City of Coldwater City Council Called

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Electronic Special Meeting of the City of Coldwater City Council

Telephone Conferencing Meeting Notice

Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Executive Order 2020-15 declaring public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act can use telephone or video conferencing technology to meet and conduct business, the City of Coldwater City Council will hold such a meeting via telephone conferencing at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, for the purpose of adopting City of Coldwater policy temporarily allowing remote attendance by members of City Councilmembers and other City public boards and members of the public at public meetings due to Coronavirus outbreak. For current and upto date information regarding the coronavirus, visit: www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting through electronic means will have access to the meeting through the following methods:

ELECTRONIC CITY COUNCIL MEETING ACCESS

For individuals who may wish to give public comment, the method for providing public comment during this remote-participation meeting is to call the following toll-free numbers: 1-888-475-4499 or 1-877-853-5257 (Meeting ID: 698-968-817#) Participant ID is not required. Callers wishing to give public comment may call in before the meeting starts and wait in a “virtual waiting room.” These instructions will be included in every official published agenda of the City Commission. Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the City Commission meeting, yet their microphone will be muted. Callers who do not wish to give public comment are encouraged to view the meeting live-streamed on YouTube at, bit.ly/ColdwaterVideo.

ELECTRONIC CITY COUNCIL MEETING PARTICIPATION

The following are the procedures by which persons may contact members of the public body to provide input or ask questions about any business that will come before it.

  • To help meeting flow and organization, all public comment—will be taken at the beginning of the meeting and again at the end of the meeting.
  • Phone-in audience: To make a public comment, state your name and express your interest when called upon to do so.
  • The time limit for an individual’s public comments shall remain 5 minutes. If you would like to contact City Council about any matter, on the agenda or otherwise, please do so via the email addresses below by 3:30 pm prior to the meeting:
  • The meeting packet can be found here. This is where you will find all the information that will be discussed during the meeting. 

The City of Coldwater will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids such as YouTube viewing of the meeting complete with Closed Captioning. If other aids and services are needed for individuals with disabilities please contact the City Clerk, at sheath@coldwater.org. 

Technical support for this meeting is available by calling the CBPU Help Desk at 517-279-1330.

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