Virtual Board of Commissioners meeting May 19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 12:12pm

The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. will be conducted virtually and not open to on-site visitors. The virtual meeting will allow the Board to conduct the important business of government, while protecting the health and safety of the Commissioners, the public and Town staff. The only individuals expected to be physically in attendance are the Mayor and Commissioners, the Town Manager, Town Clerk and Town Attorney. All will be seated in a manner that ensures proper social and physical distancing.

The May 19 meeting agenda will be available online at https://bit.ly/TOWFPublicMeetingPortal no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 15.

The BOC is providing two opportunities for public comment: 1) by submitting written comment and 2) by calling into the meeting to provide oral testimony. Anyone wishing to provide public comment virtually (written or orally) must complete and submit the BOC online comment form at https://bit.ly/TOWFPublicMeetingPortal.

Please note: The deadline to sign up to speak during the meeting via Zoom is 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, while the deadline to submit written comments is 24 hours following the close of the public hearing.

Members of the public wishing to provide oral testimony will receive directions via email for how to participate remotely no later than 4 p.m. on May 19. Please note: When completing the online comment form, you must provide the telephone number from which you will be calling. During the public comment portion of the meeting, if Town officials do not recognize your telephone number, you will not be allowed to enter the meeting.

The Town Clerk will compile and distribute to the Board of Commissioners all written comments received at least 24 hours following the close of the public hearing. The clerk will read into the record the names of everyone who submitted comments. The comments will be made part of the permanent official record.

Members of the public may live stream the meeting at https://bit.ly/TOWFPublicMeetingPortal and view it on Spectrum Channel 10 (WFTV10) which is provided online in real time at bit.ly/WFTV10.   

There are also two ways the public can participate via audio only in the May 19 meeting:

  • Join the meeting through Zoom from your computer or smartphone.
    https://zoom.us/j/86291893549
    Meeting ID: 862-9189-3549

By clicking on the link to join the meeting, the Zoom software application will be downloaded to your computer. There is no cost associated with the software or attending the meeting. 

  • Join the meeting through audio only via telephone.
    Call 1-929-205-6099
    When prompted, enter meeting ID: 862-9189-3549. 

Depending on your carrier, long distances charges may apply. 

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/TOWFPublicMeetingPortal.