BOCC Meeting Format Changes to Hybrid

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Format Changes to Hybrid
Posted on 03/26/2021
Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Format Changes to HybridMinden, NV- Douglas County updated their process for hosting public meetings. Beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners will hold hybrid meetings, a format which provides an in-person option for Commissioners, staff, as well as the public to attend while also giving others the ability to attend by Zoom and watch via livestream, if they choose. The in person location will be at the CVIC Hall - 1604 Esmeralda Ave, Minden, NV 89423.

Douglas County is continuing to actively monitor and manage the COVID-19 level of risk in our community by implementing procedures to minimize contact among individuals and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in adherence with Governor Sisolak’s Declaration of Emergency and Directive 006 on public meetings.

The meeting on April 1, 2020 will be held at the CVIC Hall 1604 Esmeralda Ave, Minden. Under the current gathering restrictions, the building allows for adequate social distancing and more members of the public to attend in-person then the BOCC chambers.
“On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, I am pleased to announce changes to our Board meeting format to give more options for public participation. We are not returning to the old way, but moving forward with a hybrid approach, using technology to adapt and allow people to participate in the meeting the way they most feel comfortable,” said Board Chairman John Engels. “We are trying to maximize access for residents, Commissioners, and staff and will be hosting meetings in this multi-format for the foreseeable future as we continue to transition through COVID-19 and move to reopening our county. I would like to thank the staff of the County Manger’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, and our Public Health Officer, Dr. Holman for making this possible.”

Ways to watch and/or participate in the meeting are as follows:

To Watch the Meeting Virtually: Members of the public may click on the following link to watch the livestream of the Board of County Commissioners meeting on the Douglas County YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/e4CGf8kpdpk https://www.youtube.com/user/douglascountynevada/featured

To Watch the Meeting In-Person: Members of the public may attend the meeting in person at the following location, CVIC Hall - 1604 Esmeralda Ave, Minden, NV 89423. Capacity restrictions and procedures to adhere to social distancing will be in place.

Written Public Comment: To offer public comment before the Board meeting, members of the public may submit public comments online through the County’s public comment form by clicking on the following link: https://www.douglascountynv.gov/government/board_of_county_commissioners/public_comment

Public Comment During the Meeting:

Webinar: Members of the public that want to participate in the meeting may use the Zoom® registration link or teleconference access listed below: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1TADzGsXQK-nsizemS4QmA

Teleconference: Participants who call-in will be muted until it is time for public comment. A moderator will then unmute callers one at a time for public comment.

Phone +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID 938 6087 1322
Passcode: 741833

In Person: Members of the public may attend the meeting in person at the following location, CVIC Hall - 1604 Esmeralda Ave, Minden, and provide public comment when it is called. Capacity restrictions and procedures to adhere to social distancing will be in place.

County staff and officials continue working to manage and improve public meeting formats. For additional questions, please call the Douglas County Manager’s Office at (775) 782-9821.

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