Guidelines for Public Participation in Virtual Public Hearings

Guidelines for Public Participation in Virtual Public Hearings

To Submit Your Testimony in Advance:

Email testimony to info@townofblueriver.org

  • Send your written testimony no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day of the public hearing.
  • Please include your full name and address for the record.
  • Your email testimony will be distributed to the Planning/Zoning Commission or the Board of Trustees for their review and consideration by 1:00 p.m. and added to the official record.

Leave a recorded message to be played during the live Public Hearing

  • Call (970) 406-2430 by no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day of the public hearing.
  • After the tone, state your full name and address for the record.
  • Your recorded message is limited to 3 minutes, so please be aware of the time as you give your comments.
  • There will be no time warnings, and the call will end after the 3 minute limit has expired.

To Give your Testimony During the Live Virtual Meeting:

Sign up to speak through the Town Clerk’s Office.

  • Add your name to the list of speakers by emailing the Town Clerk at info@townofblueriver.org by no later than 12:00 (noon) on the day of the public hearing.
  • Provide your name and address.
  • Speakers will be called in the order that they sign up to speak.
  • A web link to the live meeting will be sent in response to your email.
  • You must have the ability to log in to the virtual meeting using your own computer equipment.  In order to speak, you must use your computer’s microphone, a headset, or call in on your phone for sound.
  • Once you join the meeting, you will automatically be muted.
  • During the Public Hearing, the Town Clerk will call on each person who signed up in order.
  • When your name is called, you will be unmuted and may proceed to give your testimony.
    • If you experience technical difficulties when you are called to speak, and are unable to give live testimony:
      • To have your comments included as part of the official record, immediately call (970) 406-2430 to leave a recorded message of your testimony.
      • After the tone, state your full name and address for the record.
      • Your recorded message is limited to 3 minutes, so please be aware of the time as you give your comments.
      • There will be no time warnings, and the call will end after the 3 minute limit has expired.
      • Your testimony will be played back before the close of the Public Hearing.