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Posted on: December 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Electronic Meeting of the Coldwater Planning Commission Called for January 4th at 5:30 PM

Electronic Meeting of the City of Coldwater Planning Commission 

Video and Telephone Conferencing Meeting Notice 

Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5:30 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 in the event of a local declaration of state of emergency and the Branch County Commission’s December 8, 2020 declaration pursuant to the Emergency Management Act, Public Act 390 of 1976, of a State of Emergency in Branch County due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Coldwater Planning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting via telephone conferencing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021, 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:

1-877-853-5257 or 1-888-475-4499 (Meeting ID: 832 3056 8688) 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 Planning Commission. Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the Planning Commission meeting, but they will be muted until called on. 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, 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 be 5 minutes. 

Members of the public may contact Board members at the following email addresses to provide input on any business that will come before the Board at the meeting. To be considered at the meeting, emails must be posted no later than two hours before the meeting. Please specifically state if you want your comment read at the meeting.

You will find the agenda and materials to be considered at the meeting at: Scroll down and select the specific public body and meeting to view the agenda and materials.

 The City of Coldwater will provide reasonably necessary auxiliary aids for viewing the meeting including YouTube and Skitter Channel 61, and will provide Closed Captioning upon request. If other aids are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the City Clerk at [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. 

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

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