On March 23, 2021, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners extended their county Emergency Declaration through May 25, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., which gives local units of government the ability to conduct public meetings through remote access technology, including conference calling, real-time streaming, or other platforms.
This order will allow local government to meet virtually for the purposes of passing budgets, authorizing emergency spending, and taking other action necessary to conduct essential government business in public meetings without endangering the health and safety of the participants of these meetings.
Please take notice that an electronic Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Economic Development Corporation meeting has been scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.
Please see the procedures below for public participation.
This meeting can be viewed live on the City Facebook Page (equipped with closed captioning).
Individuals will have two opportunities to participate in the Call to the Audience in real-time during the meeting:
Prior to the virtual meeting, residents can electronically submit comments or questions to the Finance Director via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions must contain the individual’s name and address. Submissions received prior to the meeting will be read aloud during the call to the audience or one of the public hearings, if the comment relates to a public hearing on the agenda.
Similarly, residents can submit a comment on the Facebook Live stream of the meeting. The virtual meeting will be streamed live per usual practice at the City of Grand Haven’s Facebook Page. Staff will be collecting comments and reading them during the Call to the Audience. In order to be considered, individuals must include their name and address. If your comment is submitted after the first Call to the Audience, it will be read aloud towards the end of the meeting during the second and final Call to the Audience.
One final opportunity to participate in real-time will be via phone. When the BRA/EDC Board reaches the Call to the Audience portion of the meeting, residents will have the
opportunity to dial in at (616) 935-3233. Callers must give their name and address, are limited to three minutes and should speak very clearly in order to be heard by all participants and viewers. If several calls are received at once the phone will have a busy tone. Please be patient and hang up and call back. Staff will answer all calls.
The meeting packet will be available on April 29, 2021 on the City’s Website at: https://www.grandhaven.org/city-services/agendas/.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Finance Department at 616-935-3233.
Dated: April 29, 2021
Posted: April 29, 2021