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Posted on: April 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Electronic Special Meeting of the CBPU Called for Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 at 5:30

Chamber CBPU

Electronic Special Meeting of the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities

Telephone Conferencing Meeting Notice

Thursday, April 23, 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 2020-48, replacing Executive Order 2020-15, both of which declared that public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act may use telephone or video conferencing technology to meet and conduct business, the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities will hold such a meeting via telephone conferencing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2020. For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit: or

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


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: 875 7037 9439) 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 Coldwater Board of Public Utilities. Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the CBPU Board meeting, but their microphone will be muted. Callers who do not wish to give public comment are encouraged to view the meeting live-streamed on YouTube by selecting CBPU Board meeting of April 23, 2020 at, or view the meeting live on Skitter channel 61.


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 during a public comment period, enter *9 on your telephone, and state your name and express your interest when called upon to do so.
  • The time limit for an individual’s public comments shall remain five minutes.

If you would like to contact the CBPU Board of Directors about any matter, on the agenda or otherwise, please do so via the email addresses below by 3:30 pm prior to the meeting and if you wish your email to be read at the meeting, please so specify in your email:

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 CBPU Board Secretary at [email protected]. Technical support for this meeting is available by calling the CBPU Help Desk at 517-279-1330.

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