- Location: Village Courtroom at 169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
- Click here for the Agenda and materials.
What happened to online meetings?
On June 23rd, Governor Cuomo announced that he would not be extending the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020, to fight COVID-19 (Executive Order 202). After June 24, local governments (like the Village of Mamaroneck) no longer can conduct virtual meetings pursaunt to Executive Order 202. To help explain what this means, the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) put together this document. Of particular note is the following:
"Since 2000, the Open Meetings Law has allowed public bodies to conduct meetings via videoconference; however, the Open Meetings Law requires that the public be allowed to attend in person at any location at which any member of a public body is participating via videoconference. Nothing in the Open Meetings Law prohibits a public body from allowing the public to view, or listen to, or even comment at meetings of public bodies via videoconference or teleconference technology. However, members of public bodies may only participate via videoconference in a manner that allows the public (a) to view and hear the public body members and (b) to be present at any of the locations from which a public body member is participating in the meeting."