Rome’s Wednesday Common Council meeting once again will be held remotely due to COVID-19 issues, officials said.
This is the second straight council meeting held remotely due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.
“After consultation with the clerk's office and the councilors, I made the decision to again hold the meeting remotely,” said Common Council President Stephanie Viscelli. “I am hopeful that the mask mandate will end as scheduled and the positivity rate will continue to fall. I would anticipate the meeting being in person beginning in February.”
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Viscelli said the decision to hold the meeting remotely was finalized Friday, when the council’s agenda was announced.
Wednesday’s meeting will be held via Webex audio stream.
The call-in number is 1-408-418-9388. The access code is 2333 867 5910#.
Rome residents looking to speak during the general public hearing must register in advance with the city clerk’s office, using their full name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Residents must register no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Residents can reach the city clerk's office by calling 315-339-7659.
Ed Harris is the Oneida County reporter for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Ed Harris at EHarris1@gannett.com.
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