ISSUE 3-5-22 IN-PERSON VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETINGS RETURN MARCH 22

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Pandemic worries subsiding, the mayor and Village Council will meet in person for the Tuesday, March 22 session. Over much of the past two years, the Village’s governing body has met in virtual session through the Zoom meeting platform on the internet.  Members of the public have been able to participate in limited fashion by accessing the proceedings by clicking on an internet link or calling Zoom and entering an 11-digit meeting ID number and then a six-digit passcode.

The March 8 council meeting will still be in Zoom mode.

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When the council and audience resume in-person sessions March 22, Village officials hope to introduce a much-improved public address system in the Council chambers. Chronic listening problems are expected to be resolve  after installation of new equipment.

However, that March 22 meeting will still be accessible via Zoom.

“Council will definitely be in person on March 22,” Mayor Jo Anne Roake reported February 24. “Our new system will be fully operational, and allow citizens to participate via Zoom and even to speak from home.  It should be the best of both worlds, and a much-needed improvement.

“Thanks go to Village Clerk Melanie Romero for putting the system together, and to Public Works and Parks and Recreation for installing it.”

The March 8 Village Council meeting is expected to include a vote to amend many sections of the Code of Ordinances involving land use regulations, such as those for group homes, casitas, senior living facilities and other residential density issues and cultivation of marijuana, among many others.

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