Due to the pending Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Federal, State and Palm Beach County’s Declarations of State of Emergency, the City of Lake Worth Beach will be conducting the July 21, 2020 Regular Meeting as a Communication Media Technology (“CMT”) meeting. Use of CMT will allow the City to have City Commission meetings as necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following specific information is provided as to the Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Regular Meeting:

(1)    The meeting will be held at City Hall, 7 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth Beach, Florida. Since City Hall is closed to the public, there will be no physical access points provided at City Hall. The City Commission will be attending the meeting through technological means.

(2)    Persons interested in attending the meeting may access the meeting online at: https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/watch/. The online meeting will also be posted on YouTube (normally within 24 hours with closed-captioning included). After the meeting, the audio recording will be available by contacting the Office of the City Clerk.  Minutes of the meeting will also be available at a later date online or by contacting the Office of the City Clerk.

(3)    If interested persons need more information regarding the meeting, they may contact the Office of the City Clerk at 7 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth Beach, FL; email the Office of the City Clerk at: dandrea@lakeworthbeachfl.gov or call the Office of the City Clerk at (561) 586-1659.

(4)    In order to address the concerns with the COVID-19, for this meeting, public comment will be handled as follows:  If an interested person desires to provide public comment, all comments must be directed to the Office of the City Clerk by going to the website (this is the link: https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/public-comment-card/.) The City will accept such public comment up to fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the meeting. If timely received by the Office of the City Clerk, the Chair or designee will read the public comment at the meeting. Due to the volume of comment cards we receive, please submit them on the website or, if not available, to CityClerk@lakeworthbeachfl.gov; comments sent directly to the City Clerk at DAndrea@lakeworthbeachfl.gov may not be read prior to the meeting.  The Commission’s Rules of Decorum for all public comment will be strictly enforced. Any portion of a comment that violates the Rules of Decorum will not be read. All comments will be maintained with the City’s meeting minutes.

Consistent with section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Pursuant to section 286.26, Florida Statutes, In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), should any person with a disability as defined by the ADA need a special accommodation to participate in the meeting, that person should submit a written request to the City of Lake Worth Beach City Clerk’s at Dandrea@lakeworthbeachfl.gov or call (561) 586-1659 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting time.