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The Town of Thompson’s Station is ready to move to emergency remote-access for public meetings. Currently we are only considering the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Planning Commission. We will not be holding Utility Board or Parks Board meetings in April.
The public meetings will be live-streamed to our website/YouTube to allow the public to view the meeting in real-time. Any person representing a certain item or citizen making a public comment will have to contact Town Staff to be included in the meeting. Contact Town Hall for details (615) 794-4333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 16:
“On March 20, 2020, Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 16 (“the Order”), which suspends the requirements of the Tennessee Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) to the extent necessary to allow any governing body subject to the requirements of TOMA to meet and conduct essential business by electronic means if the body determines meeting electronically is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Order applies to any state, county, or municipal governing body or any other public body that may be subject to the requirements of TOMA. It allows members of the governing body to participate and vote in public meetings without being physically present to protect public health, safety, and welfare and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is a temporary measure that expires on May 18, 2020, unless further action is taken by the Governor.
Except as specifically provided in this new executive order, the public notice provisions, meeting minute provisions, and other requirements of TOMA still apply to meetings of governing bodies being held electronically...” -- Justin P. Wilson, Comptroller Tennessee Treasury