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Board & Committee Meetings During COVID-19 Emergency

In order to mitigate the transmission of the COVID-19 Virus, the Town has been advised and directed by the Commonwealth to suspend public gatherings, and as such, the Governor’s Order suspends the requirement of the Open Meeting Law to have all meetings in a publicly accessible physical location. Further, all members of public bodies are allowed and encouraged to participate remotely.  Remote meetings can be viewed by tuning into your government access channel on your home TV (channel 22 - Comcast; channel 41 - Verizon) and online:

July 27 at 7:00 PM - Historic District Commission

July 28 at 5:00 PM - Preservation Commission - CANCELLED

July 28 at 12:30 PM - Planning Board

July 30 at 7:00 PM - Human Rights & Inclusion Committee

August 4 at 5:30 PM - Board of Selectmen

August 11 at 8:30 AM - Municipal Light Board

August 13 at 7:00 PM - Conservation Commission 

August 17 at 7:00 PM - Zoning Board of Appeals

The Order, which you can find posted with agenda materials and here, allows public bodies to meet entirely remotely so long as reasonable public access is afforded so that the public can follow along with the deliberations of the meeting.

Supporting materials for the meeting is posted with the event details (located below, click meeting name to view material).

Public Comment During Meetings

Ensuring public access does not ensure public participation unless such participation is required by law.  Various meetings and agenda items will or will not allow comment.  To make public comment during a meeting the public should email: [email protected] and include the Board or Committee Name and date of the meeting in the subject line [ex. BOS - 3/24/2020].  Additionally, the email must include your name and address in the email.  Any emails without this information will not be read.

 

Helpful Links:

Governor's Order | On March 12, Governor Baker issued an emergency order making modifications to the state’s Open Meeting Law to allow state, quasi and local governments to continue to carry out essential functions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To view meetings online you can click on the "Watch Live Meetings Online" button below or follow these instructions, Instructions to Access Meeting Online

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

Aug 3 2020

School Committee – Policy Subcommittee Meeting

8:30am
  • Add to calendar 2020-08-03 08:30:00 2020-08-03 08:30:00 America/New_York School Committee - Policy Subcommittee Meeting

Meeting to be held remotely, please see agenda. School_Committee_Policy Subcommittee 8_3_2020 (5) Governors-Order-Remote-Meetings

Aug 4 2020

Board of Selectmen

5:30pm Holten Richmond Middle School
  • Add to calendar 2020-08-04 17:30:00 2020-08-04 17:30:00 America/New_York Board of Selectmen 55 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923
  • Directions

BOS_Meeting_Post_08-04-20 BOS_Agenda_08-04-20 Governors-Order-Remote-Meetings

Aug 6 2020

Board of Health Meeting

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-08-06 19:00:00 2020-08-06 20:00:00 America/New_York Board of Health Meeting

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