Reserve a Seat for City Council Meeting

City Council will now accept up to 23 members of the public for in-person seating in Council Chamber during  each regular City Council business meeting for the duration of the locally declared state of emergency.  The 4:00 p.m. Council Work Session will be in-person and limited to City Council members only, with virtual access available for the public. The 6:30 p.m. Council Meeting will be in-person in Council Chamber with up to 23 pre-registered members of the public and two media representatives along with the three staff members in the gallery (usually the City Manager, Clerk of Council, and City Attorney). 

You may request a seat starting at 9:00 a.m. the day after the previous Council meeting through 9:00 a.m. the day of the Council meeting that you would like to attend.  Seats are selected randomly if more than 23 registrations are received.

REQUEST A SEAT FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

To request a seat reservation at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting:

Process for Determining Attendee List

Registrations are  documented in order of receipt. Should more than 23 people register, each request will be assigned a number. All numbers are submitted to an online random number sequencer that generates random numbers in the range of total sign-ups. (Example: 30 people sign up, and 30 random numbers are generated between 1 and 30.) The first 23 randomly generated numbers are given a reserved seat. Two of these seats will accommodate those needing accessible seating.  Clerk staff will notify registrants of their status. 

Guidelines

  • Registered attendees must enter City Hall through the Main Street entrance for screening.
  • Entry is permitted from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. 
  • A registration list will be checked.
  • Guests of attendees will not be permitted entry; registered attendees only to sit in designated open seats.
  • Other members of the public will be able to join City Council meetings through the Zoom webinar associated with each meeting.
  • Masks are encouraged.


Reserve a Seat for City Council Meeting

  1. Council Meeting Seat Reservation

    Council Chamber at City Hall will accommodate 23 members of the public during the  locally declared state of emergency to mitigate the spread of infectious disease. Two of these seats are set aside for those needing accessible seating. Other members of the public will be able to join City Council meetings through the Zoom webinar associated with each meeting. Seat registrations are accepted within two weeks of the Council meeting up until 9:00 a.m. the morning of the Council meeting.  A registration list will be checked at the entrance to Council Chamber.

  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    During the local state of emergency related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Council Chambers are closed to the public and meetings are being conducted virtually via a Zoom webinar. The webinar is broadcast on Comcast Ch 10 and on all the City's streaming platforms. Public hearings and other matters from the public will be heard via the Zoom webinar which requires advanced registration. You may also participate via telephone and a number is provided with the Zoom registration or by asking the clerks for the dial-in phone number for each meeting.
  3. Do you require an accessible seat?
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