Joint Finance Committee-Planning Board Meeting To Review Town Meeting Warrant On June 9 Will Be Virtual (UPDATED)

Below is an announcement from the Town of Wilmington:

WILMINGTON, MA — In an effort to protect the health of residents during this COVID-19 pandemic and in light of directives from Governor Baker prohibiting assemblies in excess of 10 people in indoor spaces, the joint meeting and public hearing of the Finance Committee and Planning Board will be undertaken utilizing a virtual (Zoom) format.

The meeting, currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium, will be opened at that time but will then be recessed and continued to that same evening, June 9, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

This virtual meeting will provide information about the proposed changes to the Town’s zoning bylaw and the Town and School budgets proposed for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.

Members of the public seeking to offer questions or comments on the subject matter may do so during this Zoom meeting and public hearing.  Individuals wishing to hear the discussions may do so by dialing 1-646-558-8656, entering Meeting ID 893 1378 9601 and then pressing # on their keypad. A voice prompt will then ask the caller for a participant ID. This can be ignored by pressing # again to continue.

The meeting will be broadcast on WCTV (Channel 9 –Comcast/xFinity or Channel 37 Verizon FiOS and live streamed on wctv.org/live.

Members of the public wishing to offer questions or comments as part of the public hearing can do so by dialing the previously stated number and pressing *9 on the keypad. The Zoom meeting facilitator will be notified that a caller is seeking to comment.  Callers will be unmuted in the order they indicated a desire to speak.  Once the caller has completed their comments they will be muted and the next caller will have an opportunity to speak.  Everyone wishing to speak will be accommodated to allow full access to this important public hearing.

Following the review of zoning articles and taking public comment of said articles, the Planning Board members will be continuing into their own Zoom meeting to discuss recommendations. This meeting will be broadcast on WCTV (Channel 22 -Comcast/xFinity or Channel 38 Verizon FiOS and live streamed on wctv.org/meetings. Members of the public wishing to listen to the audio of the Planning Board meeting by phone may do so by dialing 1-646-558-8656, entering Meeting ID 878 3507 9783 and then pressing # on their keypad. A voice prompt will then ask the caller for a participant ID. This can be ignored by pressing # again to continue. There will be no public participation.

Procedurally, the Chairs of the Finance Committee and Planning Board will be present in the High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. to open the scheduled meeting and public hearing, and to announce their respective intentions to continue their meetings to 7:30 p.m. via the Zoom platform.  Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk, Christine Touma-Conway at ctouma-conway@wilmingtonma.gov.

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