NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh has announced that city council work sessions and regular council meetings will resume as an in-person/virtual hybrid model.
After more than a year of virtual meetings only, the Council Chambers at City Hall will reopen on June 10 to hold its first city council work session in-person/virtual hybrid public meeting. The June 14 council meeting will also offer the in-person/virtual hybrid public meeting format.
As part of the city’s phased approach to reopening buildings and facilities, the resumption of in-person attendance in the Council Chambers will be limited to 18 members of the public, who will be required to social distance and wear a face mask at all times while inside City Hall and the Council Chambers.
Entrance to Council Chambers will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. When the capacity level is reached, a notice will be placed on the front door of City Hall informing the public.
These measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved while discussions, deliberations, and actions of the mayor and city council remain transparent.
All city council work sessions and regular council meetings will continue to be live streamed on the city’s website and Facebook pages, as well as via Zoom.
Under this hybrid model, councilmembers, staff, and members of the public will have the option to participate in-person or virtually via Zoom. This hybrid model aims to ensure members of the public have continued access to meetings in a format that is comfortable for them.
For more information on city council meetings, including registering via Zoom, meeting dates, agendas, and how to submit a public comment, visit www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.