Listings of Upcoming Electronic Meetings
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 pursuant to Executive Order 2020–75 which declared that public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act may use telephone or video conferencing technology to meet and conduct business, Coldwater boards and commissions will hold such meetings via telephone conferencing.
Electronic Meeting Access
Instructions on how to access each meeting will be included in every official published agenda and meeting notice. Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the meeting, but their microphones will be muted. Callers who do not wish to give public comment are encouraged to view the meeting while it is being live-streamed on YouTube or on Skitter channel 61.
Directions for Public 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 remain five minutes.
If you would like to contact the meeting’s participants about any matter, on the agenda or otherwise, please do so via email at least an hour and a half before the meeting. If you wish your email to be read at the meeting, please specify so in your email.