VILLAGE OF NEWBERRY
NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING
WATER & LIGHT BOARD – 8/11/2020, 6:00PM
Notice is hereby given that the Water & Light Board will hold an electronic public meeting on AUGUST 11, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The reasons for holding an electronic public meeting are to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to remain in compliance with Executive Order 2020-110. The AUGUST 11 Water & Light Board Meeting will be held virtually, and board members and staff will attend remotely through Zoom audio conferencing. This is permitted via Executive Order 2020- 154, which temporarily authorizes remote participation in public meetings and hearings.
There will be two options for public participation in this meeting; phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, as listed on the meeting agenda. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address.
Members of the public wishing to call in to listen to the meeting and/or to make a public comment over the phone will need to do one of two things:
- To access the audio via phone please call: 1-888-475-4499 or 1-877-853-5257 and enter the Meeting ID: 829 5555 7041 and follow the prompts.
When participating via computer or phone conferencing, participants will be placed into a virtual waiting room/on-hold until the meeting begins. Once the meeting begins, the public will be muted until Public Comment portions of the meeting are reached. The public will be able to hear the meeting taking place but will not be able to make comments or interject. Once a Public Comment section begins, the Interim Village Manager will go through the list of participants and provide each commenter with the opportunity to address the board. This will be done via role call based on the last four digits of your call-in telephone number and/or your name as it appears on the computer-based calling feature.
Members of the public, whether or not they are joining the electronic public meeting, may submit written comments or ask questions* regarding any business that will come before the Water & Light Board. Written comments and questions may be submitted at any time. Those submitted prior to 4:00PM on the Thursday prior to the meeting date will be copied and included in the agenda packet for the meeting. Those submitted after 4:00PM on the Thursday prior to the meeting date, but before 5:30PM on the day of the meeting will be read aloud during the public comment portion of the agenda. Written comments submitted after 5:30PM on the day of the meeting will be included in the packet for next regular meeting. The Village reserves the right to summarize long written comments and questions rather than reading them aloud but will provide Water & Light Board members the full text of these comments following the meeting.
*To be considered for inclusion in the agenda packet or to be read aloud during the meeting, comments and questions must include the name and home address of the person submitting them and must not include language that would be considered vulgar or be interpreted as hate speech or fighting words. The comments and questions should also indicate the date of the electronic public meeting for which they are being submitted.
Written comments and questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to or dropped off at the Village Office.
Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact the Village at the earliest opportunity by emailing email@example.com or by calling 906-293-3433.
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This agenda was updated to reflect items under Unfinished Business.
The NOV 19 meeting was moved to NOV 20 due to lack of quorum.
This information has been updated as of 8.20.2019 at 1:50PM. Additions to the information include Rules & Procedures, Code of Conduct for Village Officials and VM report.
This meeting was rescheduled from the original date of Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
This packet was updated from the June 6, 2019 version on June 11, 2019. Payables information was updated.
This information was updated on 4.9.19 at 4:20pm and differs from what was posted on 4.5.19. The payables were updated to reflect the Consumer's Energy Bill and the packet now contains an annual report sent to USDA-RD.
This meeting was cancelled.There will be no minutes in the archive for this meeting.
This information is updated from that which was posted for January 8. Updates include: Section 8 -additional bills and financial updates, Section 14 - Energy Adjustment Rate for Jan -July 2019 and 2019 Budget Amendments.
This meeting was postponed until January 15, 2019. Please see January 15, 2019 Water & Light Meeting Agenda and Packet for updated information.
The Agenda and packet were updated on 12.17.18 at 3:15pm to include two letters submitted to council for review. These letters were added to Section 10. No other changes to the agenda or packet were made.
This meeting was not called to order due to lack of quorum.
There is an addition of the Consumers invoice for $64,000+ therefore the WL payable numbers have increased.There is an addition of information concerning the deficit elimination plan for sewer; included documents that were provided from Treasury of two previous ones that were done in 2012 and 2014. The lack of detail in the payables was just an oversight in the changeover in finance staff and will be returned in next month's packet.
This file was updated at 4:55pm on 7.23.18 it now contains a copy of the April 23, 2018 Meeting Minutes
This file was uploaded on 7.16.18. It contains the following additions: ITRight & DSTech Invoices in payables, Resolution to adopt the Master Plan, Proclamation for M. Perry, Appointment of Trustee
This is the final packet and was uploaded at 5:10pm on July 10. It contains updated payable amounts from Consumer's Energy and Cloverland Electric. It also contains several pages pertaining to the Northern Credit Bureau.
This final packet was updated to the website on 5.22.18. This packet is the information that was printed and distributed to council members on 5.21.18. This final packet differs from the draft packet in two ways: Several invoices were added to the Accounts Payables section to reflect invoices that arrived in the mail on May 21; and a legal memo regarding enterprise funds and budgets was added.
The information in the packet was changed by the Village Treasurer on 5.17.18. This packet was updated to the website on 5.18.18
This file was updated on 4.12.18
Agenda and Budget Amendments for the April 9, 2018 Village Council Special Session.
The Village Council will hold a special session to review the 2018 Budget Amendments.
On May 7,2018 it was brought to our attention that the file uploaded for June 2017 minutes was not a complete file. The official minutes from June 2017, as recorded by the Village Clerk, were scanned and uploaded to the website on May 8, 2018. The file update was noted on the website to let individuals know the error had been corrected.