Meeting Attendance During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Governor’s Executive Order 20-246 allowing for meetings of a Municipality’s governing body without having a quorum of its members present physically or at any specific location expired as of Nov. 1st. However due to the ongoing State of Emergency, while a majority of Councilmembers must be present in the Chambers, members of the staff and public are encouraged to participate in our meetings virtually from a remote location.
Members of the public are welcome to attend in the Council Chambers; however, seating is quite limited due to social distancing protocols. Anyone entering City Hall will be required to have a temperature screening prior to entering the chambers; and masks and social distancing procedures are required.
The virtual link to our meetings is posted in the calendar section of our website (www.cityofmaryesther.com) To be placed on the agenda, you must complete and submit a speaker’s request form by 10 AM at least one week prior to the meeting. However, there is a placeholder on the agenda for any member of the public who may wish to speak on a non-agendaed item. To access this feature virtually, select the “raise your hand” icon and wait for the Mayor to recognize you. You will then be asked to state your name, address and topic of concern.
All comments submitted will be included as part of the public record and must be civil in public discourse whether written or spoken.