Remote Public Meetings

Background

Consistent with the Governor’s orders suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law and banning gatherings of more than 10 people, this meeting will be conducted by remote participation to the greatest extent possible.  

The public may not physically attend this meeting but every effort will be made to allow the public to view and listen to the meeting in real-time.

Given the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Gloucester is taking unprecedented precautionary measures to limit person to person contact and slow the spread of the virus.

In light of these precautionary measures, we will be presenting a "Virtual Public Meeting Forum".  

In the event that a live transmission proves unworkable for any reason, an audio or video recording, transcript or other comprehensive record of the meeting will be made available on the City’s website as soon as possible.

Instructions for joining a public meeting are included at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Events 
 

Monday June 1

6:00 PM
Ordinances & Administration Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84459383739
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  844 5938 3739

Tuesday June 2

6:00 PM
Budget & Finance FY21 Budget Review #3 - School Dept. Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83946428985
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  839 4642 8985

Wednesday June 3

5:30 PM
Planning & Development Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81478391366
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  814 7839 1366

Thursday June 4

9:30 AM
Board of Assessors Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81966488118
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  819 6648 8118

5:00 PM
Planning Board Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86557754361
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  865 5775 4361

6:00 PM
Board of Health Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86332664309
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  863 3266 4309

Tuesday June 9

4:30 PM
EDIC Board Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86039131829
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  860 3913 1829

Thursday June 11

7:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Join from Computer, Smart Device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84153560607
Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID:  841 5356 0607

Past Meetings

Tuesday March 24

6:30 PM
City Council Budget & Finance Sub-Committee - Special Meeting
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
City Council
Meeting Recording

Wednesday March 25

7:00 PM
School Committee
Meeting Recording

Monday March 30

5:00 PM
School Committee - Personnel Subcommittee
Meeting was 100% Executive Session

Tuesday March 31

6:30 PM
Licensing Board
Meeting Recording

Wednesday April 1

5:00 PM
School Committee
Meeting Recording

6:30 PM
Conservation Commission
Meeting Recording

Thursday April 2

4:30 PM
School Committee - Personnel Subcommittee
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
Planning Board
Meeting Recording

Friday April 3

10:00 AM
East Gloucester/Vets School Building Committee
Meeting Recording

2:00 PM
Gloucester School Committee Personnel Subcommittee
Meeting Recording

Monday April 6

6:00 PM
City Council: Ordinances & Administration Committee
Meeting Recording

Tuesday April 7

10:00 AM
Gloucester School Committee ad hoc Communications Sub-Committee
Meeting Recording

2:00 PM
Special Events Advisory Committee
Meeting Recording

Wednesday April 8

4:30 PM
Gloucester School Committee Personnel Subcommittee
Meeting Recording

5:30 PM
City Council Planning & Development Committee  
Meeting Recording 

7:00 PM
Gloucester School Committee  
Meeting Recording

Thursday April 9

3:30 PM
ZBA TRAINING
Meeting Recording

5:30 PM
City Council Budget and Finance
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals
Meeting Recording

Friday April 10

11:00 AM
Board of Health
Meeting Recording

3:30 PM
School Committee - Personnel Subcommittee
Meeting Recording

Tuesday April 14

5:30 PM
Licensing Board
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
City Council
Meeting Recording

Wednesday April 15

5:00 PM
Gloucester Schools - Building & Finance Sub-Committee
Meeting Recording

6:30PM
Conservation Commission
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
School Committee
Meeting Recording

Thursday April 16

5:00 PM
Planning Board
Meeting Recording

7:30 PM
Waterways Board
Meeting Recording

Friday April 17

11:00 AM
Community Preservation Committee - Training Meeting
Meeting Recording

Tuesday April 21

6:00 PM
Community Preservation Committee
Meeting Recording

Wednesday April 22

5:00 PM
East Gloucester / Vets School Building Committee Meeting
Meeting Recording

5:30PM
City Council Planning & Development
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
School Committee
Meeting Recording

Thursday April 23

9:30 AM
Board of Assessors
Meeting Recording

5:30 PM
City Council Budget & Finance Committee
Meeting Recording

Monday April 27

4:00 PM
Board of Health
Meeting Recording

4:30 PM
Schools: Ad Hoc Communications Sub-Committee
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
City Council Workshop
Meeting Recording

Tuesday April 28

7:00 PM
City Council
Meeting Recording

Wednesday April 29

9:30 AM
Regional Youth Prevention Network
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
School Committee
Meeting Recording

Thursday April 30

7:00 PM
ZBA
Meeting Recording

Monday May 4

6:00 PM
City Council Ordinances & Administration
Meeting Recording

Tuesday May 5

4:30 PM
Schools: Ad Hoc Communications Sub-Committee 

Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
City Council - Special Meeting

Meeting Recording

Wednesday May 6

5:30 PM
City Council Planning & Development
Meeting Recording

11:00 AM
CDBG Small Business Grant Public Info Session
Meeting Recording

2:00 PM
Special Events Advisory Committee
Meeting Recording

5:00 PM
Planning Board
Meeting Recording

5:30PM
City Council Budget & Finance
Meeting Recording

6:30 PM
Conservation Commission
Meeting Recording

Thursday May 7

8:30 AM
Harbormaster Building Committee
Meeting Recording

Friday May 8

10:00 AM
Cape Ann Mass in Motion: Healthy Food Access Update & COVID-19
Meeting Recording

Tuesday May 12

5:30 PM
Licensing Board
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
City Council Meeting
Meeting Recording

Wednesday May 13

7:00 PM
School Committee Meeting
Meeting Recording

Thursday May 14

7:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Meeting Recording

Monday May 18

5:00 PM
School Committee - Superintendent Interview
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
City Council Ordinances & Administration Meeting
Meeting Recording

Tuesday May 19

5:00 PM
School Committee - Superintendent Interview
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
Community Preservation Commitee Meeting
Meeting Recording

Wednesday May 20

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
City Council -BUDGET & FINANCE - FY21 BUDGET DEPARTMENT REVIEW
Meeting Recording

5:00 PM
Gloucester Schools - Building & Finance Sub-Committee
Meeting Recording

5:30 PM
Planning & Development Meeting
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
Conservation Commission Meeting
Meeting Recording

Thursday May 21

4:00 PM
Board of Health Meeting
Meeting Recording

5:00 PM
Planning Board Committee Meeting
Meeting Recording

5:30 PM
City Council - Budget & Finance
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
School Committee - Superintendent Interview
Meeting Recording

Friday, May 22

4:00 PM
School Committee - Superintendent Interview
Meeting Recording

Tuesday May 26

5:30 PM
Licensing Board Meeting
Meeting Recording

6:00 PM
City Council Meeting
Meeting Recording

Wednesday May 27

8:00 AM
City Council - Budget Review Meeting
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
School Committee Meeting
Meeting Recording

Thursday May 28

5:30 PM
City Council TIF Workshop
Meeting Recording

7:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Meeting Recording





Instructions On How To Connect To A Public Meeting

Step 1:  Decide which device you will use:

  • You can join this meeting from a computer, tablet, smartphone, or via a phone call.
  • If you join by clicking a link from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you’ll be able listen to the meeting and to see the meeting’s video, including any presented materials such as Powerpoint slides.
  • If you join by dialing the phone number, you’ll only be able to listen to the audio.
  • If you are a board member or contributing participant, connecting from either a computer with a webcam or a tablet is preferable.
  • For members of the public viewing a conference, a webcam is not required.

Step 2:  Make sure you have the necessary equipment. If you will join by clicking a link from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you’ll also need:

  • Internet Connection - It is important to note that the audio and video quality of the connection directly correlates with the quality of your internet connection.
  • Speakers- Most laptops, tablets, and smartphones have built-in speakers.
  • Microphone - If you plan on speaking during the meeting. If you’re unsure about whether your device has a microphone, you should also dial into the meeting by phone.
  • Webcam - Recommended for board members and contributing participants, but not required. Most laptops, tablets, and smartphones have built-in webcams.


Step 3:  Download the Zoom Meeting application
If you plan to join by clicking a link from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, download the Zoom Meeting application on your preferred device before the meeting: https://zoom.us/download

Particularly if you are presenting, or plan on speaking during a public meeting, please test your device’s setup, by following these instructions

Step 4:  Joining the meeting
The web link and Meeting ID are unique to each meeting. Please see the top section of this page to find the meeting link and/or phone number.  This information will also be provided in the meeting agenda.

When using a computer, tablet, or smartphone:

  • Visit the Remote Public Meeting’s link, see the top section of this page to find the meeting link and/or phone number.  This information will also be provided in the meeting agenda. Also note the Meeting ID, as that may be required when launching the meeting application installed on your device.
  • You may be asked for your Name and Email address.
  • Select “Join by Computer Audio” if you have a device with speakers and/or a microphone.
  • If prompted click “Allow” to allow use of your microphone.
  • If prompted click “Allow” to allow the use of your webcam.
  • If you would like to speak, there will be an icon in the bottom center of your screen to “Raise Your Hand”.  This will notify the meeting organizers that you would like to speak.
  • Once you are allowed to speak, make sure to unmute your microphone to speak (unmute microphone is an icon at the bottom of your screen to the left)
  • When you are finished speaking, the meeting organizers will mute you again

When dialing the phone number:

  • Dial the phone number listed in the agenda
  • The system will state “Welcome to Zoom”
  • Enter the  meeting ID, provided in the agenda
  • When the board ask if anyone would like to speak, dial ∗ 9 (star key - 9). You will hear “The host will be informed you would like to speak”
  • Wait for the meeting organizer to select you to speak
  • When the meeting organizer selects you to speak, you will hear “You are unmuted”
  • You can begin speaking
  • When you are finished speaking, the meeting organizers will mute you again, and you will hear “You are muted”
  • When the meeting has ended the system will announce “Goodbye”

Resources for Additional Help:

Please note that these meetings are recorded for public record purposes.