On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Governor Hochul signed legislation – S.50001/A.40001 – extending virtual access to public meetings under New York State’s Open Meetings Law, which allows New Yorkers to participate remotely in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Governor’s website: “The legislation, which was initially implemented by Executive Order during last year’s State of Emergency, allows state and local government meetings that are normally held in person to be held remotely instead, as long as the public has the ability to view or listen to the meeting and the meeting is recorded and later transcribed. This statutory change will reduce the need for congregation at public meetings while the Delta variant is prevalent, while ensuring public business can continue.”
Town and Village Board meetings be held via Zoom only until further notice, including:
- Town Board meeting Thursday 9/9/21 at 6 p.m.
- Village Board meeting Wednesday 9/15/21 at 6:30 p.m.
- Village Board public hearing on cannabis legislation Wednesday 9/22/21 at 6 p.m.
Last modified: September 6, 2021