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 a special electronic budget work session has been scheduled for Monday, April 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the proposed 2020/2021 Budget.
THE CITY HALL BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
Please see the procedures below for public participation.
This meeting can be viewed live on the City’s Facebook Page.
Individuals will have three 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 City Clerk via email email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. Electronic submissions must contain the individual’s name and address. Submissions received prior to the meeting will be read aloud during the general business call to the audience.
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 General Business Call to the Audience portion of the meeting. 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 near the end of the meeting.
One final opportunity to participate in real-time will be via phone. When City Council reaches the Call to the Audience portion of the meeting, residents will have the opportunity to dial in to the Zoom meeting at 646-876-9923, Meeting ID# 824 8768 6421, Passcode # 016319, or call to the City Manager at 616-402-0815. 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.
A reminder: Council will hear all comments for future consideration.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 616-847-4886.
Linda L. Browand
Dated: April 9, 2021
Posted: April 9, 2021