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Posted on: October 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Electronic Meeting of the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities Called for November 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM


Electronic Meeting of the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities

Video and Telephone Conferencing Meeting Notice 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

Pursuant to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon’s Emergency Order dated October 5, 2020, now in effect, which imposed restrictions on gatherings, including public meetings, to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and in compliance with Michigan’s Open Meeting Act as amended in Public Act 228 of 2020 which provides that public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act may use telephone and or video conferencing technology to meet remotely and conduct business until December 31, 2020, the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities will hold a Regular Meeting via telephone conferencing at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, for purpose of conducting such business that comes before the Board. 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: 829 7699 9822), a 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, 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, and also 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, and consistent with Board procedures, all public comment will be taken during public comment periods 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 a touchtone phone or keypad. When called upon, please state your name and express your interest. 
  • 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: 

The City of Coldwater will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids such as YouTube viewing of the meeting and anticipates providing Closed Captioning upon request. If other aids and services are needed for individuals with disabilities, please contact the CBPU Board Secretary at

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

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