Stay Connected with Your Boards and Commissions

procedures for how to pARTICIPATe IN a BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETING DURING COVID-19. 

THESE PROCEDURES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN AND PRIOR TO ATTENDING A BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETING. 


Regular and special Board and Commission meetings are conducted in-person and by zoom or zoom-only based upon the Borough Risk Matrix FNSB Operational Status and if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public.

Risk Levels:

 

High Risk: All meetings are conducted by Zoom only.

Intermediate Risk: Public members may attend meetings and testify in person if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public. Seating is limited to 15 public seats on a first-come, first-served basis. In intermediate risk status, the Assembly Chambers doors will open to the public 30 minutes prior to the start of a meeting.

Low Risk: Public members may attend meetings and testify in person if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public. Seating is limited to 15 public seats on a first-come, first-served basis. In low risk status, the Assembly Chambers doors will open to the public 30 minutes prior to the start of a meeting.

How to Listen to Board and Commission Meetings

There are two ways to listen to Board and Commission meetings:

  • Zoom 
  • FNSB Live Stream Webcasts

Streaming

Boards and Commission meetings are live streamed through FNSB Live Webcasts. View information on how to stream from our webpage (PDF).

How to Obtain Agendas

Agendas are available online at least five working days prior to a meeting.

Paper copies of agendas and meeting packets are available on meeting days at the front entrance of the JHAC or in the main lobby on the first floor if the facility is open to the public.

How to Provide Testimony: 

There are two ways to provide testimony:

  • Verbal Testimony

To speak to items on the agenda sign up online.

  • Written Testimony

To provide written testimony contact the Department of Community Planning at 907-459-1260.

What to Expect When Testifying During Citizens Comments

Citizens comments will be heard from citizens in the order in which they have signed up. Once you are placed into the meeting the Chair will ask that you state your name, spell your last name, and provide your neighborhood or place of residence for the record, then you will have 3 minutes to comment. A few helpful hints when participating telephonically:

  • Use a land line and avoid speakerphone, if possible
  • Speak clearly and loudly
  • Ensure a quiet background environment
  • Wait to be called on by the Chair