The Oak Ridge City Council will meet electronically on Monday, rather than in-person, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Monday.
Council members will be able to participate by video and audio conferencing. It will be streamed online on the city’s website and broadcast on Comcast Channel 12.
The city asked residents to watch the meeting online or on television because of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s executive orders that limit public gatherings to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
“Meeting electronically and limiting in-person access to the meeting is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare in light of COVID-19,” the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release.
The meeting can be watched on the city’s website at oakridgetn.gov/streaming. 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 oakridgetn.gov/agenda.
Residents who want to submit a written comment to be shared with Council may email their comments to [email protected] by noon on Monday, January 11. The comments will be made available to Council and entered into the meeting record, the press release said. Residents should include their name and address for the record just as they do in a normal meeting setting, the release said.
Those who would like to verbally speak about a particular agenda item or during the “Appearance of Citizens” portion of the meeting will need to register with their name, address, phone number, and email at [email protected] by noon on Monday, January 11, the press release said. They will also need to specify which agenda item they would like to speak about or if they would like to address Council during “Appearance of Citizens” on a non-agenda item. A link to the meeting along with login information will be sent to them prior to the meeting.
Contact the City Clerk’s office with any questions at (865) 425-3411.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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