County Revises Its Public Meeting Policy

All of Rockbridge County's public meetings are now going to be limited to 10 people in attendance, including staff and elected officials.

The Rockbridge County administrative office announced Thursday that the revised policy is being undertaken in conformity with the most recent directive on public meetings from the governor. Until that directive is rescinded, “not more than 10 persons will be allowed to be in a room at the same time, to include elected or appointed members of a governing board, staff and presenters.

“One member of the public will be allowed in at a time to provide comment. When that individual leaves, another will be allowed to enter.”

Board of Supervisors meetings will continue to be livestreamed, as this past Monday's meeting was, with the link posted on the county website prior to the meeting.

Citizen comment period will be removed from the agenda. Citizens can submit their public comments in writing by email to CitizenComment@rockbridgecountyva.gov, by U.S. mail to Rockbridge County, 150 S Main Street, Lexington VA, 24450, or by leaving it in the dropbox at the Main Street entrance to the county administration building and addressed to Citizen Comment

Comments will be read aloud to the Board. The standard three-minute time limitation will be observed, but the full text of the comments will be provided to the Board in writing.

These polices are subject to change according to directives or allowances from the state and federal governments. Residents are asked to continue to take this public health threat very seriously and practice social distancing, frequent hand washing and frequent sanitation of all surfaces.

 

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