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Posted on: May 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Electronic Meeting of the CBPU Board of Directors Called for Wed, May 5 at 5:00 PM

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Electronic Meeting of the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities

Video and Telephone Conferencing Meeting Notice

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.


The Coldwater Board of Public Utilities will hold an Electronic Regular Meeting through Zoom, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, for purpose of conducting such business that comes before the Board. The meeting will take place electronically due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, current rates of infection in Branch County, social distancing requirements and gathering limitations in orders issued under the Public Health Code by Michigan’s Director of Health and Human Services and pursuant to authorization for remote meetings found in Michigan’s Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.263, as amended in Public Act 254 of 2020, authorizing remote meetings pursuant to established procedures in the event of a statewide or local state of emergency or disaster declared pursuant to law, charter, or local ordinance to preserve the personal health or safety of members of the public or the public body and the Coldwater City Council’s declaration of a local state of emergency on March 22, 2021 in Resolution No. 21-18, which extended the authority for City Council and boards to conduct remote meetings until August 31, 2021, and the Branch County Board of Commissioners’ December 8, 2020 declaration 2020-09 of a local state of emergency which extended authority to conduct remote meetings until December 31, 2021.


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 number:


1-888-475-4499 (Meeting ID: 890 8455 0326), 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 CBPU Board. Those calling in will hear the audio of the CBPU 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 members 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 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.
  • To make a public comment during a public comment period, press *9 on a touchtone phone or keypad to “raise your hand” to be called on. 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 the Board of Directors 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 CBPU Board Secretary at 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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