Destin, FL. – On Monday, October 19th, 2020, the Destin City Council unanimously approved Resolution 20-28 – which provides for Uniform Rules When Using Communications Media Technology When a Physical Quorum of the City Council is Present and Extraordinary Circumstances Exist. The Destin City Council will host a meeting pursuant to section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, on Monday, January 4th, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., at the Destin City Hall Annex, located at 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. In accordance with Florida law, a portion of the meeting will be held in executive session and not available to the public. The meeting may be conducted utilizing communications media technology (“CMT”) to provide the public additional access. The CMT that may be utilized is GoToWebinar. One or more City Councilmember, the Mayor, members of City staff, and members of the public that wish to provide public input during the public portions of the meeting may appear virtually through GoToWebinar but a physical quorum of the City Council will be present at the meeting location at all times. General subject matter to be discussed includes all business as indicated on the agenda published on the City of Destin’s website at www.cityofdestin.com/agendas and any other business that may come before the Council.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, any interested person may attend the public portions of the meeting at this physical location, however, seating may be limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. However, if you have related symptoms, we highly encourage virtual attendance of the public portions of the meeting. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. This location is commonly referred to as the City Hall Annex and the board room is normally open to the public during City Council meetings. In order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare and for compliance with federal and state social distancing guidelines seating will be limited to 10 chairs. Due to public health concerns, and because space may be limited inside the City Council chamber room, individuals wishing to attend or participate in the meetings are advised to have an alternate means of watching or participating in the public meeting, such as a laptop, cellular phone, or other device. The City is providing uniform means of remote participation as detailed below.
The public may use GoToWebinar to virtually attend the public portions of the meeting. You may register for GoToWebinar to receive a link to join online by using the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5383331387200175373. To listen via phone the public may dial 1 (631) 992-3221, PIN: 508-641-991 (listen only mode). The public will be asked during the public comment sections of the agenda and during each public hearing whether any individual wishes to make a public comment. To indicate you wish to make a public comment, you must click the hand icon located in the top right corner of the screen. You will then be put in a queue and allowed to make public comment for three minutes. You must clearly state your name and address at the beginning of your public comment. At the end of the first portion of public comment members of the public who wish to address council during the second portion of public comment must rejoin the link listed above. The public may submit written public comments/sworn statements and documentary evidence in the following manners:
- Written comments, sworn statements, and documentary evidence must be submitted at least 36 hours before the scheduled meeting. These written comments, sworn statements, and documentary evidence shall be submitted by email at email@example.com or delivered to City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, Florida 32541. If the written comment, sworn statement, or documentary evidence is related to a public hearing, then it must clearly state so. If possible, the City Clerk will republish the agenda the day of the meeting to include the written comments, sworn statements, and documentary evidence. Only written comments, sworn statements, and documentary evidence conforming to general rules of decorum and containing the name and address of the submitter will be accepted and republished.
- During the meeting, the public shall be permitted to submit written comments. The written comments shall be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the comment is related to a public hearing, then the comment must clearly state so. If feasible, prior to any vote on any public hearing, a comment relating to a public hearing will be read into the record by a member of City staff. Prior to the adjournment of the meeting, the comments unrelated to any public hearing may be read into the record by a member of City staff. Any comment not read into the record by a member of City staff will be distributed to the City Council by email and published on the next City Council meeting agenda. Only written comments conforming to the general rules of decorum and containing the name and address of the submitter will be accepted and read or published.
Any person may seek additional information or assistance regarding this meeting, including any person seeking any accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act may contact the City Clerk, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, Florida 32541, (850) 837-4242, email@example.com.