Per the Governor's Executive Order 202.1 regarding public meetings and public hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments are allowed to hold meetings with videoconferencing technology such as Zoom, and public officials are allowed to attend remotely as well. In these situations, the public body must provide the public the ability to view or listen to such meetings and must record and later transcribe such meetings.
Beginning with the next Council meeting, we are going to change the format of our regular meetings in the Council Room at City Hall.
The City Council has had some concerns about the occupancy challenges of holding our meetings in the Council Room safely per COVID protocols, especially as we head towards the colder months.
Therefore, beginning October 20 and until the Music Hall at City Hall is functional as a public meeting space, including livestreaming to our website, our Council meetings will be closed to the public in person.
- The public will be able to participate in public hearings and public comment via Zoom during the meeting.
- The meeting will continue to be livestreamed and recorded to the website.
- As always, the public can also submit their comments in writing by mail to the city clerk or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Preliminary Agenda meetings, which are typically held on the Monday before a Council meeting, will begin at 10:00 a.m. starting on October 19.
The City Council continues to monitor the guidance provided by New York State, as well as the local conditions as reported by Saratoga County and the Department of Health.