For the foreseeable future, due to COVID-19 concerns, Town boards and committees that are moving forward with regularly scheduled business meetings will be doing so almost exclusively using video conferencing. The legal authority for towns and cities to convene meetings 100% remotely was granted via Governor Sununu's 12th Executive Order relative to COVID-19, which was officially released yesterday (March 23).
We're planning to use a platform called Zoom, which many folks may be familiar with. Instructions for how to join a particular public meeting will be included on the meeting notice we post on the Town website as well as outside Town Hall. Members of the public will have the option of joining the meeting using a computer or other electronic device with video and/or audio communication, or, by simply calling in with a phone using the number provided (the call-in number will change for each meeting).
This week's upcoming board/committee meetings include the Planning Board (7 PM on Wednesday, 3/25) and the Municipal Facilities Advisory Committee (6:30 PM on Thursday, 3/26).
It is of course possible that we could encounter some technical glitches as we commence use of videoconferencing. We'll be doing our level best to enable the public to stay engaged. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.