Public Participation Guidelines
Board of Supervisors November Regular Meeting Harry M. Ward Auditorium
11-17-2020, 1:00 PM
The Board of Supervisors Regular Meetings for 2020 will be held in person, in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School, as previously scheduled. In the event COVID-19 numbers rise to an unsafe level within the County, the meetings will be held virtually.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE MEETING?
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and encourage public safety and health, masks will be required, and social distancing measures will be in place throughout the auditorium and building. In keeping with social distancing measures and the Governor’s executive orders, a limited number of citizens will be permitted to enter the auditorium. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance of the auditorium.
The Board of Supervisors want to hear from you! The Board invites and encourages you to access the live meeting utilizing the following links: https://www.mathewscountyva.gov/355/Meeting-Portal OR https://www.facebook.com/MathewsCountyVA/
WHAT IF I WANT TO COMMENT?
There will be two (2) opportunities for general public comment. There will be three (3) opportunities for public comment regarding public hearing topics, these comments are limited to the public hearing topic. Citizens may provide their comment(s) up to three minutes in length during these opportunities. Citizens are not permitted to yield their time to any other individual. The general comment period will be limited to a total of thirty (30) minutes.
We welcome and strongly encourage citizens to submit their comments in advance via the online form available at [https://www.mathewscountyva.gov/219/Submit-Public-Comment-to-the-Board-of-Su]. There will be a separate comment form for each of the advertised public hearings and the usual comment form for regular public comment. The allotted comment space is equivalent to the three (3)-minute designated time of an in- person Board meeting. The citizen comment portal will close at 9:00 AM on November 17, 2020 in order to properly prepare said comments for the Board to view in a timely manner, prior to the Board meeting. All comments received will be distributed to the Board and will be made a part of the Board’s official public record.
Citizens may choose to provide their comment in person during the meeting. Public comment will be on a First Come, First-Served basis. All persons who wish to attend the meeting must wear a mask. In addition, security and social distancing measures will be in place for public safety.