Public meetings for the Town of McCandless currently are taking place virtually using the Zoom platform due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The easiest way to join a meeting is the click on the meeting link (this is found after the text "Join Zoom Meeting"). Alternatively, you can go to https://zoom.us/ on your desktop/laptop or the Zoom app on your smartphone, click on "Join a meeting" and enter the meeting ID number. If you are not able to participate in this fashion, you may call into the meeting using the listed phone numbers (under "Dial by your location"). Individuals attending via phone call are asked to mute phones after joining the meeting.
Meetings of the Town Council are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Zoom meeting information usually becomes available the Friday before the meeting, and this info is publicized via a news item on the home page of the Town website (and is linked on the Town Council webpage). The meeting is opened to public attendees at 7:15 p.m. Online attendees (web browser or Zoom app) will begin to be admitted to the meeting from the virtual “waiting room” at this time. Attendees wishing to provide public comment on agenda items or general matters will be permitted to sign up from 7:15 p.m. to 7:35 pm using the meeting’s chat box feature. Type your name, address, and the issue you would like to speak on. This helps the meeting host to match you up with the appropriate public comment period if there's more than one scheduled. Make sure you hit the "Enter" key after you're done typing to send your message! You can also check to see who you are messaging using the To: menu. If the general chat box is closed, you can still message the host or co-host(s). At 7:35 pm, the chat box feature will be closed. During the scheduled public comment period, the Town will call on each speaker individually and un-mute their microphone during their designated comment time. Comments will be limited to five (5) minutes per person.
For a video on signing up for public comment via the chat box, click here.
Security protocol for video conference software requires that all meeting attendees remain muted outside of their designated public comment period. As such, we are unable to provide comment-sign ups to phone attendees at this time, and invite you to instead submit comments via email. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org until 10 am on the day of the meeting.
As for the meetings of various Town boards, commissions and advisory committees, Zoom meeting information usually becomes available a few days before the meeting is held. You can find it by clicking on the respective links for various committees and boards below. Public comment will be made available during the designated period in the meetings.
- Activities Advisory Committee (1st Monday of the month at 7:30 pm)
- Planning Commission (1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm)
- Technology Advisory Committee (1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
- Environmental Advisory Committee (2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm)
- Heritage Center FDPC (3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm)
- Zoning Hearing Board (4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm) — Special comment instructions apply at Zoning Hearing Board meetings. Please click on the link for more details.
- Personnel Board (held irregularly)