The Oak Ridge City Council will conduct its regular meeting today (Monday, April 13) as a virtual meeting.
The meeting is being conducted virtually because of the executive orders issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch that require state and city residents to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual meeting means that City Council members will participate electronically through audio and video conferencing. It will be streamed online on the city’s website and broadcast simultaneously on Comcast Channel 12.
The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13. Residents are asked to watch the meeting through one of the methods provided above, a press release said. The Oak Ridge Municipal Building will not be open to the public.
“Meeting electronically and limiting public access to the meeting is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare in light of COVID-19,” the press release said.
COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness that can be deadly.
The livestream can be watched on the city’s website at oakridgetn.gov/councilstreaming.aspx. The meeting will also be audio- and video-recorded and posted on the city’s website within 48 hours of the meeting’s end, the press release said.
To view the meeting agenda, visit the city’s website by clicking here.
Residents who want to comment on any item on the meeting agenda or about other items not on the agenda may email their comments, including their name and address, to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Eastern on Monday, April 13. Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson will read the comments into the record during the meeting, the press release said.
Contact the Oak Ridge City Clerk’s office with any questions at (865) 425-3411.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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