October 12, 2020 City Council Meeting
October 12, 2020 5:30 pm | Council Chambers
NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING
Pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order No. 2020-154 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 17, 2020, notice is hereby given that the City of Wakefield City Council will hold an electronic public meeting on October 12, 2020 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This meeting is a regularly scheduled meeting of the Wakefield City Council.
The reasons for holding an electronic public meeting is to limit the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
The electronic public meeting will be held as a web-conference, using Webex Software. The public may participate in the electronic public meeting by two options:
The meeting may be accessed by phone by calling 1-408-418-9388 and entering the access code 132 452 5600 when prompted. The public will be able to listen to all discussion by Council members and will be permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes during the public comment sections of the agenda. Please mute until you would like to speak, the City will mute all lines at the beginning of the meeting. You may mute and unmute your phone line by dialing 6 on your phone at the appropriate time.
Audio and Visual (Optional)
To access the meeting’s audio and visual feed, click the following link https://citymanager.my.webex.com/citymanager.my/j.php?MTID=m5c7a73a754b1bb2dbef0655b5f163f76
Meeting Password: Wakefield
Access Code: 132 452 5600
Accessing the meeting using Audio and Visual Software will require you to enter your name and email address, which is not required per Executive Order 2020-154 to participate in a public meeting of the City Council. If you would like to remain anonymous, please utilize the Audio Only procedure as outlined above.
Americans with Disabilities Act Accommodations
If you have any issues with attending the meeting virtually due to ADA difficulties, please contact Sue Ahonen at email@example.com or 906.229.5131 ext 1002. Individuals can call 711 for relay support.
Members of the public, whether or not they are joining the electronic public meeting, may submit written comments and questions regarding any matter, including items of business that will come before the City Council. Written comments and questions may be submitted at any time. Those submitted subsequent to the public comment portion of the agenda will be read aloud during the extended public comment section of the agenda. The City reserves the right to summarize long written comments and questions rather than reading them aloud but will provide City Council members the full text of these comments subsequent to the meeting.
To be considered for inclusion in the agenda packet or to be read aloud during the meeting, public comments and questions must include the name and home address of the person submitting them and must not include language that would be considered vulgar or be interpreted as hate speech or fighting words. The comments and questions should also indicate the date of the electronic public meeting for which they are being submitted.
Written comments and questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact the City at the earliest opportunity by emailing email@example.com or by calling 906-229-5131 ext. 1002.
**The City is aware of the recent opinion by the Michigan Supreme Court regarding Executive Order issued after April 20, 2020. It is the understanding of the City, through the guidance of the Michigan Municipal League and the City’s Attorney, that remote meetings are allowable up to 21 days from the date the Michigan Supreme Court issued their opinion**