ASHLAND -- Beginning Tuesday, Ashland City Council will again allow the public to join them in council chambers for their regular meetings.
The council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. will be open to the public, as well as live-streamed on the City of Ashland’s Facebook page and Armstrong Cable’s channel 2, according to a Monday Facebook post.
Audience chairs will be appropriately distanced and extra safety measures will be taken, but attendance is not required to address a matter with council. Anyone who does not feel comfortable or is unable to attend the meeting in-person and wishes to address a matter with the Council is asked to contact the Council Clerk at least one hour prior to the meeting at (419) 289-5524 and special arrangements will be made.
Council meetings were closed to in-person attendance in early April due to COVID-19 related measures. Instead the meetings were streamed to the city's Facebook page and Armstrong Cable channel 2. Public participation was limited to those who reached out and requested special arrangements.
Ashland County Commissioners will reopen their meeting space this week, too. The meeting set for Thursday, June 4 at 9 a.m. in the county building will be open to the public.
The Commissioner's meeting space will be limited to 10 people. The meeting is also available on the Ashland County, OH Government's Facebook page.