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Emergency Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
A meeting to consider the proposed COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance
Mar 26 2020  7:00 PM

PUBLIC NOTICE

Emergency Board of Commissioners Meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Please note that this Emergency Meeting will be held via the Zoom web conferencing program.

(Instructions at participating are included below)

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Commissioners of Springfield Township will hold an emergency meeting by public teleconference on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider and could vote to adopt an Ordinance entitled “COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance.” A draft of the ordinance can be viewed HERE.

If adopted, this proposed ordinance would:

  • Extend the local disaster and health emergency declaration within the Township due to COVID-19;
  • Temporarily suspend the requirements for competitive bidding on a limited basis;
  • Authorize the temporary conducting of Township public meetings by way of electronic communication;
  • Authorize an extension to the public for the payment and filing of local taxes; and
  • Provide temporary emergency procedures for the Township’s handling of right-to-know requests.

Following state and federal mandates to close businesses and limit social interaction to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Springfield Township will be utilizing the Zoom web conferencing program for this meeting.

To join the Zoom Meeting:

  • VIA WEB BROWSER: Copy and paste this link into your web browser: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5905318688
  • VIA ZOOM APP: if you have the Zoom App on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, open the program, click join a meeting, and enter the Meeting ID: 590 531 8688
  • VIA CALL-IN (no video): Dial +1 646 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 590 531 8688

Note: This first meeting will be available to 100 participants. If you are unable to participate in the meeting, it is intended that the meeting will be recorded and the recording will be posted on the Township website.

Public comment must be submitted in advance by emailing Publiccomment@springfieldmontco.org. The full list of temporary attendance and public participation criteria for Township meetings can be found HERE.

Individuals who are unable to join virtually via Zoom will be able to watch the web conference at the Township Building. Please that note of the temporary attendance and public participation criteria that limits access to the building and subjects visitors to additional measures to permit entry.

For the safety of the public, Commissioners and staff, it is strongly recommended that members of the community participate in the meeting online or on the phone. The ability to use web conferences is the result of the State relaxing Sunshine Law standards during this time of crisis to permit municipalities to continue operating while protecting their elected officials, employees and the public.

Please bear with us as we work through this technology that is relatively new to most of us. Springfield Township is committed to providing continuity of essential services throughout this unprecedented time. Thanks to all our community members for their patience and understanding during these trying and unprecedented times.

DRAFT Emergency Ordinance

Temporary Attendance/Public Participation Criteria

 

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