What will the microphone set-up be like?

Microphones will be set up at the front of the seating area. An array of three microphones on stands set up at different heights will be in a marked area.  Should one wish to speak, go to a microphone marked Green/In Favor of a motion, Yellow/Questions or Motions, or Red/Opposed to a motion. Line up 10’ apart (this will be marked). Do not touch the microphone. Only one person at a time is allowed in the speaker’s area. For those in the queue wishing to speak, you must be at the marked distancing line as guided by a volunteer/staff member. According to MADPH guidance, “Individuals addressing town meeting may remove his or her face covering while doing so, provided that he or she is able to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other persons.” Longmeadow is using a 10’ physical separation.

Microphones will be treated with an industry sanctioned antiseptic to ensure safety. Windscreens on the microphone will be replaced after each use. Hand sanitizer will be available for the use of each speaker as they approach the microphone. 

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1. Can we have a town meeting?
2. How did the date get chosen for June 23?
3. Have the numbers declined?
4. Why is this outside?
5. What measures will be taken to create a safe environment for people?
6. Should anyone stay home?
7. If I work in healthcare, may I participate?
8. How do we get in?
9. What are the procedures for check-in?
10. May I sit wherever I want?
11. Can I bring my own chair or blanket?
12. Will the area be accessible?
13. What restroom facilities are available?
14. May I leave whenever I want?
15. May I bring children?
16. May I bring my dog/pet?
17. Can you take everyone’s temperature?
18. What public health guidance is the Town following?
19. What have you done to make sure everyone can hear?
20. Will visual aids be used?
21. Will there be an opportunity to learn more about the warrant articles?
22. Can we deliberate as we normally do?
23. What will the microphone set-up be like?
24. Will the meeting be long?
25. Why not have the meeting in July?
26. Can this be online?
27. Can’t we vote on articles by a ballot?
28. Are other towns having town meetings?
29. What other sites were considered?
30. Why couldn’t we have a drive-in Town Meeting?
31. Will there be a visitors’ section?
32. What will we do if it rains?
33. Can we distribute literature or hold signs?