Notice of Meeting – Electronic Meeting
The City of Sylvan Lake City Council will be meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY AS AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-132 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR WHITMER, IN ORDER TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, AND PROVIDE ESSENTIAL PROTECTIONS TO VULNERABLE MICHIGANDERS BY LIMITING IN-PERSON CONTACT AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INTERACTING AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS. MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, AS DESCRIBED BELOW.
The City will be utilizing the video/audio conferencing platform Zoom. Members of the public body will be able to hear and speak to each other for the entire meeting. Except for any closed session portions of the meeting, members of the public will be able to hear (and possibly see) members of the public body during the entire meeting but will only be able to speak during a public comment period.
In order to connect to the meeting through Zoom, a member of the public needs to do the following:
- Install Zoom App on mobile device or phone. Download Zoom Client and install on a PC or MAC
- Click the link provided to join the meeting
Members of the public participating in the public comment via Zoom will wait in a virtual queue until called during the public comment period. Because of limitations on un-muting and re-muting members of the public, there will be only one public comment period, which will be at the end of the meeting.
When public comment is permitted, members of the public will be called one at a time, as would happen during an in-person meeting. A meeting coordinator will determine the order of public speakers. If you want to speak, you must use the "Raise Hand" feature in order for our moderator to know they need to be unmuted. Alternatively, you may use the *9 feature if participating by phone. When you are unmuted, and you will have three (3) minutes to share your comments to the public body. At the conclusion of your comments or your three (3) minutes, you will be re-muted and then removed from the queue.
Participants may also choose to submit comments that can be read into the record. Comments can be submitted via an electronic form to: City Manager, John Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments shall be submitted before 6:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
The City of Sylvan Lake government e-mail addresses of the members of the City Council utilizing this means of meeting are available on the City’s website at: www.sylvanlake.org
The City will be following its normal procedures for accommodation of persons with disabilities. Those individuals needing accommodations for effective participation in this meeting should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 248-682-1440.
City Clerk, City of Sylvan Lake