After a two-week hiatus, City Council is poised to resume public meetings Tuesday — though the public’s participation will be extremely limited.
In accordance with state and federal “social distancing” mandates and coronavirus safety recommendations, only three city officials — Mayor Jerry Barilla, City Manager Jim Mavromatis, and Clerk of Counci Karly Haley — will be in council chambers, along with media representatives. That means no more than four or five private citizens will be permitted in council chambers.
For now, the council members themselves will participate through a conference call.
Admittedly, there’s not much on this week’s agenda — an ordinance authorizing purchases of more than $3,000 without a purchase order, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code — though since it’s been three weeks since their last meeting, council members are sure to have questions to ask and items to report.