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 2020-75 declaring 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 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020.
For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit:
http://www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or http://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 COLDWATER BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 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: 813 2051 3303) 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 CBPU. Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the CBPU Board 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 by selecting the CBPU Board meeting of June 3rd, 2020 at bit.ly/ColdwaterVideo or view the meeting live-streamed on Skitter Channel 61.
ELECTRONIC COLDWATER BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 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 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 be 5 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 address 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.