Notice is hereby given that the VILLAGE OF NEWBERRY COUNCIL will hold an electronic public meeting on April 21, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The reasons for holding an electronic public meeting are to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to remain in compliance with the Stay Home, Stay Safe, Executive Order 2020-21. The April 14 Water & Light Board Meeting will be held virtually, and board members and staff will attend remotely through Zoom audio conferencing.  This is permitted via Executive Order 2020- 48, which temporarily authorizes remote participation in public meetings and hearings through May 12, 2020.

Public Participation

There will be two options for public participation in this meeting; phone conferencing or written comment.  There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, as listed on the meeting agenda.  Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. 

Members of the public wishing to call in to listen to the meeting and/or to make a public comment over the phone will need to do one of two things:

  • To access the audio via computer or mobile device the public should use the following link (you will need to download the free Zoom App): 
  • To access the audio via phone please call: 1-888-475-4499 or 1-877-853-5257 and enter the meeting ID 952 1549 4889# and follow the prompts.

When participating via computer or phone conferencing, participants will be placed into a virtual waiting room/on-hold until the meeting begins.  Once the meeting begins, the public will be muted until Public Comment portions of the meeting are reached. The public will be able to hear the meeting taking place but will not be able to make comments or interject.  Once a Public Comment section begins, the Interim Village Manager will go through the list of participants and provide each commenter with the opportunity to address the board.  This will be done via role call based on the last four digits of your call-in telephone number and/or your name as it appears on the computer-based calling feature.

Members of the public, whether or not they are joining the electronic public meeting, may submit written comments or ask questions* regarding any business that will come before the Council. Written comments and questions may be submitted at any time. Those submitted prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, April 17, 2020 will be copied and included in the agenda packet for the meeting. Those submitted after 12:00 noon on Friday, April 17, 2020, but before 5:30PM on April 21, 2020 will be read aloud during the public comment portion of the agenda. Written comments submitted after 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 will be included in the packet for the May 19, 2020 meeting. The Village reserves the right to summarize long written comments and questions rather than reading them aloud but will provide Council members the full text of these comments following the meeting.

*To be considered for inclusion in the agenda packet or to be read aloud during the meeting, comments and questions must include the name and home address of the person submitting them and must not include language that would be considered vulgar or be interpreted as hate speech or fighting words. The comments and questions should also indicate the date of the electronic public meeting for which they are being submitted.

Written comments and questions should be submitted to or mailed to or dropped off at the Village Office.

Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact the Village at the earliest opportunity by emailing or by calling 906-293-3433.


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