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Community Zoning Information meeting Tuesday at City Hall, via Zoom

Milton will hold a Community Zoning Information meeting – often dubbed CZIM – the night of Tuesday, June 23, and like other recent similar events it will take place in City Hall’s Council Chambers and also offered via Zoom.

This will be the first CZIM meeting in months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no official votes in this forum, though matters can and do routinely move onto other Milton voting bodies after an initial CZIM appearance.

For example, there will be discussion Tuesday of a zoning modification proposed by the owner of Big Sky Stables on 13210 Bethany Road. The owner is asking the reduce the setback from Bethany Road for this property’s front building from 150 feet down to 100 feet.

A full public hearing on this proposal for Big Sky Stables is tentatively scheduled for the August 3 City Council meeting.

Seven possible text amendments are also on the agenda of Tuesday’s CZIM meeting. They include a total of four proposed amendments (two each) to Crabapple Form Based Code and Deerfield Form Based Code. In addition, the CZIM will consider the creation of an administrative use permit for facilities where fireworks would be temporarily sold.

After CZIM, these amendments could be subjects of two upcoming hearings. The first, for Planning Commission, is set for July 22 at 6 p.m.; next would be a September 9 City Council meeting.

For more information on all items under consideration at Tuesday’s CZIM meeting, click here: https://www.cityofmiltonga.us/lib/file/manager/Master_CZIM_6_23_20_.pdf

Numerous steps have been taken at City Hall's Council Chambers -- including spaced-out seating, special cleaning and more -- to guard against the spread of COVID-19. For those who cannot or do not want to go to City Hall, they can watch watch and/or participate in this meeting using this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97010125002. (Note that, earlier Tuesday, it was believed Zoom wouldn't be available due to audio difficulties. The City has since been able to overcome those challenges, so Zoom will be an option.)

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM

If you are not attending Tuesday’s CZIM meeting but would still like to participate via Zoom, here’s how to do so:

BEFORE THE MEETING ...

If you haven't already, you can download Zoom right now and don't have to wait until the day of the meeting.

On a computer
1. In a Web browser, go to https://zoom.us/download, click on "Zoom Client for Meetings," and follow the prompts.
2. In a Web browser, you can click on this webinar link -- https://zoom.us/j/97010125002 -- and again, follow the prompts. This should launch the app.

On a smartphone
1. Go to your "App Store" (or wherever you get applications), enter Zoom, and download/get the "ZOOM Cloud Meetings" app.

 

THE EVENING OF THE MEETING...

Give yourself at least 10 minutes before the meeting starts to log on and make sure the technology is working for you.

 

'JOIN' the meeting

On a computer using Zoom:
1. Click on the meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97010125002
(Or enter this Webinar ID in your Zoom app: 970 1012 5002)
2. If you've already downloaded the Zoom app, it should launch automatically.
3. If you haven't downloaded the Zoom app yet, a small application file will open. It may take a little time to process.

On a smartphone using Zoom:
1. Click on the meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97010125002
2. If you've already downloaded the Zoom app, it should launch automatically.
3. If you haven't downloaded the Zoom app yet, you'll be prompted to download it when you click on the link. Download the app.

On a phone not using Zoom:
Dial this number: 1-929-205-6099. The Webinar ID is 970 1012 5002.

You should be able to hear the meeting (once it starts) as well as participate, even if you won't have all the same options as someone who downloaded Zoom.

 

FOLLOW and PARTICIPATE in the meeting

On a computer or smartphone using the Zoom app:
When the meeting starts, you should be able to see and hear City staff

There will be several opportunities for citizens to speak. City staff will reference these opportunities during the meeting. Here is how to do so:

1. Click on "Raise Hand" in the Zoom app.
2. The moderator will call on commenters based on the order in which they "raised their hand."
3. Each commenter should unmute themselves and then speak. Please state your name and address before giving your comment.
4. As in a regular Council meeting, people will have a maximum of 5 minutes per person to speak.

On a phone not using the Zoom app:
When the meeting starts, you should be able to hear City staff.

You will be able to "comment" the same times as those using the Zoom app. Here's how to do it:
1. To make a "comment," dial *9. (This is equivalent to the "Raise Hand" feature.)
2. Wait to be called upon. The moderator may reference the last 3 digits of your phone number.
3. In order to speak, you'll need to unmute yourself by pressing *6.

On whatever device
• Once the "public comment" portion concludes for a particular item, no one (outside City staff) will be able to make remarks about it.
• If you wish to comment on a different item, you will need to "Raise Hand" or dial *9 when that item comes up.
If you have technical or procedural questions before or during the meeting, you can ask them using the Q&A component in the Zoom app.