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Coweta County BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (BOC) and BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BOZA)

COVID-19 Operating Protocols

 

Coweta County is committed to safeguarding the health and safety of its employees and the general public while providing local government services for our community. As the County continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the following mitigation efforts are being instituted. These operating measures have been developed based upon guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Operational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

 

Board of Commissioners and Board of Zoning Appeals:

 

  • General Guidelines:
    • Audience, commissioner, and staff seating has been rearranged to comply with social distancing – this has substantially limited public seating
    • Body temperature screening of attendees prior to entrance into the building – anyone presenting a body temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above will not be permitted to enter
    • All attendees will be required to wear a cloth face covering or mask while inside the County building – masks will not be provided to the general public due to limited supplies available
    • Applicants and citizens are encouraged to provide public comments in advance of the meeting via email or U.S. mail – this correspondence will be provided to the respective Board and included in the official minutes
    • Applicants are required to provide any presentation materials to County staff electronically in advance of the meeting – no hard copies or use of the A/V system by the applicants will be permitted
    • Individuals who are medically fragile are encouraged to attend via video conference as outlined below
    • Public participation (comments) at the Board of Commissioners meeting will be permitted in accordance with the meeting Rules and Procedures
    • Public participation (comments) at the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be permitted with a three (3) minute time limit

       

      Attendance/Participation Opportunities:

      • If you wish to address the Board (public comment), the following two options are available:

        1. Attend in-person at 37 Perry Street, Newnan:
          • Once the available seating is exhausted on a first come, first serve basis in the Commission Chambers, a waiting line will be established outside of the building for those wishing to attend.
          • Public participation will be permitted for those waiting in accordance with the Rules & Procedures. If seating is not available, the individual will be allowed to provide public comment and then be asked to leave the Commission Chambers to comply with social distancing.
          • Attendees and applicants are encouraged to be respectful of others waiting to enter the meeting by leaving the meeting following action by the Board on the item of interest.
        2. Join live video conference hosted by GoToWebinar using the information below:
          • You can join from a Mac or Windows computer, iOS or Android mobile app.
          • Webinar Registration:
            https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2819513259470699022

          • If you wish to address the Board (public comment), please “Raise Hand” from the GoToWebinar Control Panel and you will be called upon at the appropriate time.

         Raise Your Hand: https://support.goto.com/webinar/help/raise-your-hand

         

      • If you wish to view or listen to the meeting (no public comments), the following two options are available:
        1. Facebook Live Stream
          • Using a computer’s web browser or mobile app, search Facebook for “Coweta County Government”. The live stream will activate when the meeting starts.
            https://www.facebook.com/cowetacounty
        2. Telephone (listen only)
          • Dial: 1-562-247-8422
          • Access Code: 383-320-688