Ocracoke Commissioner Tom Pahl participating in a Board of Commissioners meeting via videoconferencing. Photo: P. Vankevich

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From Hyde County

Due to the restrictions prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people, public attendance at the Monday, April 6, Hyde County Board of Commissioners meeting at 6 p.m. is not possible.

Four commissioners and four staff members will be onsite at our Swan Quarter location. One commissioner, one staff member and select members of the local media will be onsite at our Ocracoke location. Any in-person presentations scheduled for this month’s meeting have either been rescheduled or will be given via remote web connections.

We will attempt to make the meeting available to watch or listen to live via Facebook Live and via a phone dial in for those without reliable internet access. We will also post a copy in multiple formats to our website, http://www.hydecountync.gov, by the following day. Our audio/video equipment was not made with the ability to do live streams, so please bear with us as we attempt to bring you live access to the meeting. These are unprecedented times and we are all trying to adapt to the situation as best we can.

We are accepting public comments for the meeting via a web submission at https://forms.gle/pzoQtQL16i65aPZH6, by sending an email to lstotesberry@hydecountync.gov, or by leaving a voicemail at 252-926-5288. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, April 6. The comment will be played or read aloud during the normal public comment session in the meeting. Comments or questions posted in Facebook will not be read during the meeting.

Public comments are a time for the public to make comments to the county commissioners. Comments should be kept to three minutes or less and comments should be directed to the entire board and not to individual members, the staff or to other members of the public.

You can view this month’s agenda on our website here http://hydecountync.gov/board_of_commissioners/agendas.php.

The Facebook Live should start at 6 p.m. on the Hyde County Public Information Facebook page. If something prevents us from broadcasting the stream, we will post an update to the page. You do not need to be a Facebook member to view public pages. You can access our page by going to the following website https://www.facebook.com/HydeCountyNC.

To use the dial in option call 605-562-0400 or 717-275-8940 (these are not toll-free numbers), enter the following access code 882 1001, and press #. The phone conference system is limited to 1,000 participants. If we are unable to connect to the meeting room equipment to the phone conference, we will attempt to disconnect everyone from the call. If you dial in after 6:15 and hear the waiting music, then we were unable to broadcast the meeting. We apologize if the audio feed experiences any problems. It will not be possible to monitor it during the meeting.

We’d like to thank everyone for doing their part during this pandemic. We know it’s hard. Please continue to remain calm but vigilant in the fight to slow the spread of COVID19.

Maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others. Wash your hands as directed by the CDC, and whenever possible please stay home. 

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