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Posted on: January 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Electronic Meeting of the Branch Country Economic Growth Alliance Called for Jan. 25th at 2:00 PM


Electronic Meeting of the Branch County Economic Growth Alliance 

Telephone Conferencing Meeting Notice 

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. 

Pursuant to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon’s Emergency Order dated December 21, 2020, now in effect, which imposed restrictions on gatherings, including public meetings, to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pursuant to authority provided by the Michigan’s Open Meeting Act as amended in Public Act 254 of 2020 which permits public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to use telephone and or video conferencing technology to meet remotely and conduct business until March 31, 2021, the Branch County Economic Growth Alliance will hold a Regular Meeting via telephone conferencing at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 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 may view and participate in the meeting by 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: 841 8699 8362), 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 Branch County Economic Growth Alliance. Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the BCEGA Board 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 of the public 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 BCEGA 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. 
  • To make a public comment during a public comment period, enter *9 on a touchtone phone or keypad to “raise your hand” to be called upon. When called upon, press *6 to unmute your device. Then, please state your name and express your interest. 
  • The time limit for an individual’s public comments shall remain five minutes. 

Members of the public may contact BCEGA 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. 

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 [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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