As part of the Volusia County Council’s evolving transition to a virtual meeting format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public continues to have an additional option to view the meetings and/or public comment.
The county will continue its public viewing area in the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center in DeLand along with a kiosk to provide residents a physical access point for live, in-person public participation to this virtual meeting.
Tuesday’s County Council meeting begins at 10 a.m. While the council’s meeting chambers are on the second floor of the administration center at 123 W. Indiana Ave. in DeLand, a monitor for the public to view a live stream of the meeting will be set up in the training rooms on the first floor of the administration center. A kiosk also will be set up where the public can provide public comments on items on the agenda. These options are being provided for those who cannot otherwise participate in the meeting virtually and will be provided consistent with social grouping and distancing guidelines. Thus, space will be extremely limited. If you wish to watch and/or participate in the meeting and are able to utilize the methods set for the below, please do so. This will help ensure that all those who wish to participate may do so.
In addition to the in-person kiosk, residents will still be able to provide written public participation comments via an online portal. The Public Comment form can be located at www.volusia.org/comments. Please follow the directions on the form to ensure submission. The Public Comment form will be open until the end of the County Council meeting. Comments submitted prior to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 20, will be provided to the council before the meeting. Any comments submitted after 5 p.m. Monday, April 20, will be provided to the Council after the meeting. All public comment submissions will be included in the official meeting records held by the Deputy Clerk, County of Volusia and posted on the County’s website.
These steps are being taken consistent with the goals of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91, Essential Services and Activities during the COVID-19 Emergency. Anyone having issues with the virtual public participation form, or who requires assistance or other reasonable accommodations can contact email@example.com or the Deputy Clerk’s Office at 386-736-5920.
As always, the meeting will be livestreamed at www.volusia.org/livemeeting.
Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Volusia County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the county, should contact the county’s ADA Title II coordinator, Michelle Leigh, at 386-248-1760 at least two business days before the scheduled event or meeting.
This notice also applies to written requests by a physically handicapped person needing a special accommodation to attend a public meeting in accordance with section 286.26, Florida Statutes. A copy of the county’s Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) can be obtained at www.volusia.org/ada or by calling 386-248-1760.