Meetings Continue to be held Virtually

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission Continue to Hold Virtual Meetings
Posted on 06/02/2020
Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission Continue to Hold Virtual MeetingsMinden, NV - The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that there is a correlation between density of persons gathered and the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees and members of the public is our number one priority. The County will continue to encourage and promote shelter in place for all vulnerable populations and will make reasonable accommodations for the vulnerable population. Consistent with Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 006 on public meetings, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and the Planning Commission will continue to conduct virtual public meetings using zoom. There will be no physical location designated for public meetings. The virtual meetings will continue through the month of June or until the guidance from the CDC and or the Governor is lifted.

On May 28,2020 the Governor extended Emergency Directive 006 the directive can be viewed at here.

To view the agendas for the meetings click here: http://douglascountynv.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Douglas continues to provide access to Board of County Commissioner and Planning Commission Meetings online, livestreamed through YouTube. Click on the agenda to find the appropriate You Tube Link.

The process for public comment is available in two formats; written comment or by phone. Although the public comment phone line can accommodate multiple incoming calls at once, if a member of the public should get a busy signal, please call back. Because of the possibility for a high volume of telephone calls, there could be an increased potential for technical difficulties. Citizens are therefore strongly encouraged to submit their public comments in writing prior to the date and time of public meeting.

Public Comment can be submitted in the following ways:
• 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
• Blank public comment forms will also be available in the alcove of the Historic Courthouse (1616 Eighth Street, Minden, Nevada) and completed forms may also be left at the drop box at the same location.
• Written public comments may also be mailed to the Douglas County Manager’s Office at Post Office Box 218, Minden, Nevada 89423, but all public comments must be received prior to the date of the meeting if the comments are to be included in the supplemental materials.
• All written public comments that are received prior to 4:00 PM the day before the Board meeting will be compiled and will be added as supplemental material for the County Commissioners and the public to review prior to the meeting.
• Any written public comment received the day of the Board meeting will be compiled and added as supplemental materials to the County’s website and distributed to the Board of Commissioners within 24 hours after the meeting.
• To make public comment during the Board meeting, the public must call 775-783-6007 and leave a voice message which will be played for the Board of Commissioners and public when public comment is announced. Although the public comment phone line can accommodate multiple incoming calls at once, if a member of the public should get a busy signal, please call back. When leaving a voice message, members of the public should begin their public comment by stating and spelling their full name and whether he or she favors, opposes or has no opinion on the agenda item under consideration.
• Public comment is limited to three minutes per person and will only occur at the beginning and end of the Board meeting. Public comment will not be taken on each agenda item during the meeting.
Members of the public may call the County Manager’s office at 775-782-9821 to obtain help making public comment.