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COUNCIL MEETING SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE
 
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE CONDUCTED PERMITTING
PARTICIPATION BY ELECTRONIC MEANS
 

Meeting Date:

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Meeting Time

6:00 pm Eastern

Physical Location:

1517 Tombras Ave, East Ridge, TN 37412

 
The City of East Ridge hereby issues public notice in accordance with Governor Bill Lee’s signed Executive Order No. 16 (“Order No. 16”) and extended by Executive Order No. 34 (“Order No. 34”), Executive Order No. 51 (“Order No. 51”) and Executive Order No. 60 ("Order No. 60") of a City Council meeting that will be conducted permitting participation of the Board and Councilmembers by electronic or other means of communication beginning on the date and time and at the physical location established hereinabove.

In light of Governor Bill Lee’s signed Executive Order No. 14 (“Order No. 14”) which declared a state  of emergency in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and in an effort to protect the public health, safety, and welfare relative to the state of emergency, public access to the physical location of the meeting is limited solely to the following individuals:

  1. Mayor and City Council Members

  2. City Manager and Assistant City Manager

  3. City Attorney

  4. Authorized City of East Ridge Staff

 
For all others, public access to the City Council Meeting will be available electronically with video/audible live access to the meeting.  The following instructions are provided as to how the public may access the meeting electronically:  Live access via Facebook Live.

  1. Sign into Facebook at www.facebook.com.

  2. In the search bar, type “City of East Ridge – Government”.

  3. Click on the link for the live meeting.

 

A copy of the Meeting Agenda is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
 
On Friday, September 25, 2020, the video of the September 24, 2020 City Council meeting will be accessible via YouTube at the following City website link:
 http://eastridgetn.gov/Government/Meetings-Notices/City-Video-Archive.aspx:

 
Since there will be no opportunity for live citizen comments during the meeting, any citizen desiring to address the City Council may submit his or her comments via e-mail to the following address: mayor@eastridgetn.gov. E-mails will ONLY be accepted from East Ridge citizens between the hours of 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 until 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 24, 2020.  All e-mails must state that this email is requested to be read during the Citizen Communication portion of the Council Meeting and must have the name and address clearly identified in the correspondence. The City will make sure that all emails are made available to members of the City Council, but the City Council will use discretion concerning reading e-mails not related to City business or do not meet ethical or moral standards.