After residents sought for years to have Township Committee meetings broadcast, it’s finally happening.
Following social distancing guidance due to COVID-19, the Middletown Township Committee live streamed its meeting of Monday, April 6, 2020. An April 3rd “news flash” on the Middletown Township website included the meeting agenda and details on how to participate online from the safety of your own home. (As of the date of this post, the Township calendar lists an April 6 entry entitled “Virtual Township Committee Workshop Meeting”, but the link to the April 3rd news flash has been removed, and there is no mention of how to view the recording. See the blockquote following this post for a copy of what appeared in the April 3rd news flash.)
As you may know, Middletown Open Government volunteers have been recording these important meetings for the past few years for the benefit of all who cannot attend in person. Residents have pleaded with the township for years to provide televised access to these important meetings, but to no avail. It took a pandemic for our elected officials to finally record, broadcast, and even live stream.
Township Committee meetings are typically held on the first and third Monday of each month. The next regular meeting as of the date of this post is April 20, 2020. Check the Township’s website for current information on how to participate.
These broadcasts are an opportunity to see how this committee functions and to have your concerns heard. If you are interested in watching or participating or you know people who are, please share this information!
Middletown Township Committee to Host Virtual Workshop Meeting on Monday, April 6th
Public Can Participate Remotely Through WebEx Event Center
The Middletown Township Committee today announced that the Workshop Meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM will be made available live through WebEx Event Center.
As a result of the National and State Declarations of Emergency, members of the public are requested to participate remotely by https://middletownnj.webex.com/middletownnj/onstage/g.php?MTID=eab60a91fbb541ed7c38c12f6dd79b0c5 .
Attendees will have the opportunity to log in 10 minutes before the meeting begins so that they have time to set up.
For those who are using a computer, tablet or mobile device, public comment may be submitted via the Q&A icon (which is a “?”). For those who dial in via telephone, the Township Clerk will notify the participants when they will have an opportunity to speak.
To call into the meeting, dial 1-408-418-9388. Enter the event access code 717 018 136 followed by #.
Prior to the virtual Township Committee Meeting, the link will be published on the Township’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/middletownnjtownhall/. If residents are not able to view the meeting live, the recording will be aired on the Township’s TV channel (Verizon FiOS Channel 26/Comcast Cable Channel 20) and YouTube channel.