We received the following press release from the City of Lowell.
Lowell, Michigan, May 13, 2020 – With the current social distancing practices being conducted statewide, the Lowell City Council will hold their next City Council meeting via teleconferencing on Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM. The City Council will meet via the Zoom Computer Teleconferencing System. There will be a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting the City Council will hold prior to the actual City Council meeting to address a variance request at 1242 E. Main. The meeting will be in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020 -48 pertaining to the ability to conduct public meetings remotely.
The Zoom application allows for public participation and meets the requirements needed to accommodate those with disabilities. The meeting will be available to those via online and/or telephone. To participate in the meeting here is the contact information below:
Meeting ID: 816 9428 2954
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Meeting ID: 816 9428 2954
You may also provide input or ask questions of the City Council relating to any items of business that will come before them at the meeting by emailing the City Clerk at [email protected] who will forward them to the City Council, or by mailing them via regular U.S. Postal service to c/o City Clerk, City of Lowell, 301 E. Main St, Lowell, MI 49331, or by calling 616-897-8457.
Persons with disabilities may attend and participate using any of the above described methods. If you require special accommodations, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to accommodate you. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email [email protected] More meeting information, including the meeting agenda, will be available at our website www.lowellmi.gov.
According to the Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, interrupting a public meeting in Michigan with hate speech or profanity could result in criminal charges under several State statutes relating to Fraudulent Access to a Computer or Network (MCL 752.797) and/or Malicious Use of Electronics Communication (MCL 750.540). According to the US Attorney for Eastern Michigan, Federal charges may include disrupting a public meeting, computer intrusion, using a computer to commit a crime, hate crimes, fraud, or transmitting threatening communications. Public meetings are being monitored and violations of statutes will be prosecuted.