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Plymouth City Council to hear public comment about Hollydale property at July 14 meeting

Post Date:06/29/2020 4:41 pm

GavelThe Plymouth City Council will hold a special council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd., to hear public comment about whether the City of Plymouth should purchase the Hollydale golf course property, 4170 Holly Lane.

Participants will each be allotted 3 minutes to provide public comment – and yielding time to others will not be permitted. The public is encouraged to participate remotely due to COVID-19. Topics include whether the city should acquire the Hollydale property and for what purpose.

Watch the Meeting
The meeting will be live-streamed and available for replay:

Options to Provide Public Comment
Those who wish to provide public comment have three options to participate – written comments, speaking remotely and speaking in-person. Due to COVID-19, the public is encouraged to participate remotely by submitting written comments to City Council via email or participating through Zoom webinar/conferencing service.

Option No. 1: Email Comments to Council
Those who wish to provide written comments directly to the Plymouth City Council may email council@plymouthmn.gov prior to the meeting. 

Option No. 2: Comment Remotely via Zoom Webinar/Conferencing Service
Participating remotely limits exposure to COVID-19 and offers the best option to hear the meeting in its entirety without interruption (those speaking in-person must mute their devices while inside the building and will not be able to stay to attend the meeting).

To participate remotely via Zoom webinar/conferencing service, participants must “register” for the webinar in advance of the meeting – and speakers will be queued to participate on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to register to participate remotely is noon Tuesday, July 14. Register to speak via Zoom.

Option No. 3: Speak In-Person
Because City Hall has not yet opened to the public and is not able to accommodate an audience due to limited capacity/space to allow for social distancing, those who wish to provide in-person comments will be individually escorted inside to address the council, but will not be able to attend the meeting.

To provide in-person comments during the meeting, participants must “book an appointment” via the city’s appointment scheduling software. The technology helps limit exposure, reduces lines or gatherings, and facilitates social distancing. Speakers will be added to the queue to participate on a first come, first served basis. In-person speaking appointment scheduling is set to open at noon Tuesday, July 14 at plymouthmn.gov/appointment.

In-person speakers must wait in their vehicles in the parking lot and will receive a notification when it's time for them to come inside. Speakers will be individually escorted inside the main doors at City Hall, will be allotted 3 minutes each to speak and will exit through the Public Safety Building doors. Participants will not be able to stay to attend the meeting, and must follow the directional path for entering and exiting the building.

In-person speakers are encouraged to wear masks inside City Hall. To avoid audio feedback issues, speakers must mute their phones, tablets and mobile devices while they are inside the building.

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