Council asks for ordinance on remote attendance
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield aldermen are asking for something in writing pertaining to remote participation in city meetings. The common council voted 10-0 on July 27 directing city staff to draft a policy allowing for virtual attendance.
City Administrator Steve Barg told the council the city’s current municipal code is silent on the issue.
Alderman Quentin Rosandich had asked at the end of the July 13 council meeting that the topic be brought up for discussion last night.
Alderman Tom Witzel said he personally wants to be at as many meetings in-person as he can, but also sees the benefits of attending virtually.
Remote attendance by both city staff and elected officials was used throughout the COVID environment, but regular in-person attendance has been the norm in past months.