City of Long Branch

PUBLIC NOTICE

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE LONG BRANCH CITY COUNCIL WILL BE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2020 AT 6:00 PM FOR WORKSHOP AND EXECUTIVE SESSION – THE REGULAR MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7:30 PM.

THE MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN AUDIO AND VIDEO CAPACITY AND THE PUBLIC SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING IN BOTH AUDIO AND VIDEO CAPACITY PURSUANT TO N.J.A.C 5:39-1.4(c). THE COUNCIL SHALL ADDITIONALLY PROVIDE A TELEPHONIC CONFERENCE LINE TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO DIAL IN BY TELEPHONE TO LISTEN AND TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT.

IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING VIA AUDIO AND VIDEO CAPACITY, PLEASE

USE THE ZOOM APP ON YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USING THE MEETING ID: 814-3875-1701 OR BY USING THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81438751701

IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING TELEPHONICALLY, USE YOUR LANDLINE OR CELL PHONE TO CALL IN. WE ENCOURAGE ALL PARTICIPANTS TO CALL IN AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE MEETING START TIME.

PLEASE DIAL IN BY USING ONE OF THE NUMBERS BELOW. IF YOU RECEIVE A BUSY SIGNAL, YOU MAY TRY ANY NUMBER ON THE LIST:

1-929-205-6099

1-312-626-6799

1-253-215-8782

1-301-715-8592

1-346-248-7799

1-669-900-6833

THEN ENTER MEETING ID: 814-3875-1701 FOLLOWED BY THE POUND SIGN (#)

FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES AND FOR THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PORTION, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE BY DIALING *9 ON THEIR PHONES, OR USE ZOOM’S RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE IN THE VIRTUAL MEETING – A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CITY WILL CALL YOU BY THE LAST 3 DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR THE NAME YOU ENTERED IN THE ZOOM APP WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO PARTICIPATE. AT THIS POINT, YOU WILL BE UNMUTED TO SPEAK AND MUST STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. YOU WILL HAVE FIVE (5) MINUTES FOR THIS MEETING AND WILL BE GIVEN NOTICE WHEN THERE IS ONE MINUTE LEFT TO SPEAK.

PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR BOTH THOSE PARTICIPATING BY AUDIO ONLY OR AUDIO AND VIDEO MEANS.

ANY PRESENTATION OR DOCUMENTS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE VIEWED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC PHYSICALLY ATTENDING A LOCAL PUBLIC MEETING SHALL BE MADE VISIBLE ON A VIDEO BROADCAST OF THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING OR MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OF THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH. ( GO TO LONGBRANCH.ORG)

IN ADDITION TO MAKING PUBLIC COMMENTS AT ANY REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING, THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH IN ADVANCE OF THE REMOTE MEETING SHALL ALLOW PUBLIC COMMENT TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY CLERK BY ELECTRONIC MAIL AND IN WRITTEN LETTER FORM WHICH SHALL BE RECEIVED BY THE CLERK 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MEETING DATE, SAID DEADLINE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED AND POSTED ON THE WEBSITE IN ADVANCE OF ANY REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING.

PUBLIC COMMENTS SUBMITTED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING SHALL BE READ ALOUD AND ADDRESSED DURING THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING IN A MANNER AUDIBLE TO ALL MEETING PARTICIPANTS AND THE PUBLIC.  THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PASS OVER DUPLICATIVE WRITTEN COMMENTS, HOWEVER EACH COMMENT SHALL BE NOTED FOR THE RECORD WITH THE CONTENT SUMMARIZED.

THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS USED FOR THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING SHALL HAVE A FUNCTION WHICH ALLOWS THE CITY TO MUTE THE AUDIO OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO MUTE THEMSELVES WHICH SHALL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING.

IF A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC BECOMES DISRUPTIVE DURING A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING, INCLUDING DURING ANY PERIOD FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, APPROPRIATE STAFF WILL BE DIRECTED TO MUTE OR CONTINUE TO MUTE THE DISRUPTIVE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC AND WARN THAT CONTINUED DISRUPTION MAY RESULT IN THEIR BEING PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING DURING THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING OR REMOVED FROM THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING. ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO CONTINUES TO ACT IN A DISRUPTIVE MANNER AT A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING AFTER RECEIVING AN INITIAL WARNING MAY  BE MUTED WHILE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ALLOWED TO PROCEED WITH THEIR QUESTION OR COMMENT. IF TIME PERMITS THE DISRUPTIVE INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK AFTER ALL OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT.  IF THEY REMAIN DISRUPTIVE THEY MAY BE MUTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE REMOTE  PUBLIC MEETING

IN ADDITION TO ADEQUATE NOTICE THE CITY SHALL ALSO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING AND SHALL CONTAIN THE CONTENT REQUIRED UNDER N.J.S.A. 10:4-8 AND N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.5(a) AND SHALL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE CITY.  THE CONTENT OF THE ELECTRONIC NOTICE SHALL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE MAIN ACCESS DOOR OF THE BUILDING WHERE THE PUBLIC WOULD ROUTINELY ATTEND PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODY IN PERSON AND THE NOTICE MUST BE VIEWABLE FROM THE OUTSIDE.

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING IT SHALL BE ANNOUNCED PUBLICLY AND CAUSED TO BE ENTERED IN THE MINUTES AN ACCURATE STATEMENT REGARDING ADEQUATE AND ELECTRONIC NOTICE OR AN EXPLANATION FOR THE REASON IT WAS NOT ADEQUATELY PROVIDED AS SET FORTH IN N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.5(g).

PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING THE CITY SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE AND MAKE A COPY OF THE AGENDA AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR DOWNLOAD ON THE CITY WEBSITE. THE CITY SHALL ALSO POST NOTICE OF THE MEETING WHERE THE MEETING WOULD OTHERWISE BE HELD PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING, INCLUDING POSTING NOTICE OF THE MEETING AT ANY DESIGNATED HANDICAP ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING.

FOR THE FULL AGENDA, GO TO LONGBRANCH.ORG

MARY MOSS, RMC

OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK

More: Announcements Clerk