Virtual Meetings and Public Hearings - Land Use
Information Regarding Virtual Meetings and Public Hearings:
In accordance with Governor Carney’s Declaration of a State of Emergency, the Department of Land Use is now holding all public hearings and meetings in a "virtual" format as a telephone and video conference, utilizing Zoom Meetings. Members of the public wishing to join any Land Use Board public hearing or other public meeting may do so by utilizing a link or phone number(s) and the appropriate Zoom meeting ID. This information will be specified on the appropriate *Public Hearing/Meeting Agenda no less than two (2) business days prior to the scheduled hearing date. *NOTE: Up-to-date public hearing agendas are available in our Agenda Center and at each Board’s webpage listed on the left.
Attending/Participating in a Virtual Public Meeting:
Members of the public interested in joining/participating in a Zoom virtual public hearing/meeting are encouraged to submit a Public Hearing Virtual Meeting Participation Form prior to the date of the meeting. This is not required, but it helps us plan for time constraints and hearing length for a more productive and efficient meeting experience. Those wishing to speak on a particular agenda item will be provided an opportunity to make comments in real time as administered by a meeting moderator. This will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to comment within the allowable time limits. Please also see the links in the below for assistance with participation in a Zoom meeting.
Help for joining a Zoom meeting is available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on using Zoom for meetings maybe found at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/201740126-Frequently-Asked-Questions
Please contact us by email with any other questions or concerns about about attending a Virtual Meeting or Hearing using Zoom.
Note for Applicants only:
Applicants must submit presentation materials electronically to the Department of Land Use no less than five (5) business days prior to any scheduled public hearing.
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