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The Unified Government’s Board of Commission meetings are currently conducted using a hybrid format; both on-site and by Zoom. This will continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether you would like to engage by:
We encourage all citizens to participate in our government. You can start the process right here.
Here are the types of meetings you might want to consider attending.
You can review all the scheduled meetings, plus other happenings around town by using our Calendar of Events
Visit our Meetings & Events Calendar to select the meeting you wish to attend.
You can check out the published agenda once you pick your meeting on the calendar. If the agenda is not published yet, don't worry. Check back a few days before the meeting for the new agenda or any updates.
If you think you want to provide public comment, it is important that you select the information tab to COMMENT or SPEAK. This is where you can find specific instructions for publicly providing comment.
Current COVID -19 Health Orders prevent gathering in the close quarters we normally meet in.
We are currently providing in-person attendance to Commission meetings in the Municipal Office Building lobby. The full meeting will be broadcast live in this area.
Other options include UGTV, YouTube, or watch the meeting live on Zoom.
You can review all the schedule meetings, plus other happenings around town by using our Calendar of Events
If you think you want to provide public comment, it is important that you select the information tab to COMMENT or SPEAK above. This is where you can find specific instructions for publicly providing comment.
Once you have picked your meeting in step 2, make sure to review the entire event for all the information you will need to log into the meeting by device or phone.
Once you have logged on to the meeting, you might want to look at the agenda attached to the Calendar of Events. This will help you tell what order items will be addressed.
Then you can listen to as much of the meeting as you wish. Joining or exiting in a virtual setting will not disrupt the meeting.
Verify the date, time and agenda by looking at the Calendar of Events.
Each meeting has a deadline for submitting comment.
For a Standing Committee - Comments can be submitted up to 5:00 PM on the Thursday before the meeting.
Board of Commission Meetings - Comments can be submitted up to 5:00 PM on the Wednesday before the meeting.
These deadlines apply to Commission Meetings. For information about other types of meetings you could participate in, make sure to review that meeting at Calendar of Events
Once you have decided that you wish to provide comment for an item on the meeting agenda, you must give notice to the Clerk.
We only have 3 minutes or less to read the entire comment. Make sure you read it through a couple of times at a normal pace.
Fill out this form to submit a comment
We are excited that you want to let your voice be heard!
You comment will be submitted to the Clerk. The Clerk will review your submission to make sure you have the right date and topic.
If your comments are longer than 3 minutes, the Clerk might contact you to revise your comments to the timeframe allowed.
The Clerk will notify you and confirm that your comment will be read.
There are some cases when your comment may not be read. You may have asked to comment on a topic that fits better with another board or you may have asked to comment on a meeting where public comment is not permitted.
If your comment is not scheduled to be read, we will contact you and let you know. We will do our best to get your comment to the right place.
If you have a specific issue you want to address, verify the date, time and agenda by looking at the Calendar of Events
If you want to voice a concern about something not on the agenda, we can help guide you to the right meeting.
These deadlines apply to Commission Meetings. For information about other types of meetings you could participate in, make sure to review that meeting on Calendar of Events
Once you have decided you wish to speak at a meeting, you must give notice to the Clerk. You can do that here.
Complete This Form
You can join us in the lobby of the Municipal Office Building. Seating could be limited based on current COVID-19 Health Orders.
Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.
Once you arrive, check in with the Clerk.
If you are speaking virtually, follow the the log on instructions to attend.
You might ask to speak at a meeting where public comment is not taken. In that case, we will get you scheduled for another meeting date and time where your comments can be heard.
You will not be called on to speak if you have not notified the Clerk in advance.
Current COVID-19 Health Orders prevent gathering in the close quarters we normally meet in.
If you want to attend the meeting in the Municipal Office Building Lobby, you will get to speak from the Lobby directly to the Commission.
You might want to speak virtually. We can do that too. Follow the log on instructions and make sure you list your name in the identification box. You will be unmuted to speak as you are called upon.
When you are called on:
How do I get an item on an agenda:
If you want to address the Commission about an item, and the item is not scheduled for an upcoming meeting, you will need to submit your request. You can do that right here.
The Clerk’s office will notify you when your item is scheduled. If your item is better directed to a different board, you will be advised on how to contact the appropriate board.
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