PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Belmar Zoning Board of Adjustment will convene a remote meeting on July 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (The Board had previously advertised the said meeting, but the within notice is being re-advertised so as to publicize the remote nature of the same.) Due to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Borough and State Directives, the said meeting is being held remotely, through a web-meeting conference communication system. The remote meeting format will allow Board Members and the Public to simultaneously hear, listen to, participate in, digest, observe, comment on, and / or otherwise object to any and all Board decisions / actions. The remote meeting format, as aforesaid, will allow the Borough’s Zoning Board to conduct business, without violating any Executive Orders, without violating any COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol, and while still complying with the spirit and intent of Prevailing Provisions of New Jersey Law. (Please note that the Board Secretary, or an Agent thereof, may be physically managing / operating / organizing the remote meeting, from the Borough Council Chambers / Municipal Court, located at 601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ, but, per Prevailing Coronavirus Regulations, Public access to the Municipal Building is not currently permitted.)
Members of the Public are welcome to, and encouraged to, participate by observing / participating in the remote meeting. The meeting will be held via Zoom. You can access the meeting through the Zoom App via a smartphone or tablet, via a special link on your computer, or by telephone. For anyone interested in observing and/or otherwise participating in the remote web-meeting, the instructions / directions are as follows:
Contact Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.belmar.com the day of the meeting for Zoom information.
Additional technological assistance and/or additional information can be obtained by contacting the Board Secretary at email@example.com, 732-681-3700 ext. 225 or by visiting www.belmar.com or the Borough’s Facebook the day of the meeting.
Members of the Public who have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the web-meeting process, or the remote meeting format, should contact the Board Secretary at (732) 681-3700, Ext. 225 (during regular Borough hours) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event no one is present to immediately answer the phone (because of Coronavirus scheduling issues), Members of the Public are encouraged to leave a message and call back.
Likewise, Members of the Public should also feel free to contact the Board Secretary, at the above-referenced number, if they have any other questions, issues, concerns, or barriers to participation / observation.
Members of the Public can access certain non-privileged and otherwise available information, by visiting the Borough Website at www.belmar.com under “Meetings Agenda’s & Minutes”. (The application information/plans are or will be available for public inspection, on the Borough Web-site, at least 10 days in advance of the remote Hearing.) (In special qualifying circumstances, Members of the public are also free to contact the Board Secretary to discuss if any other special/ reasonable accommodations can, in good faith, be effectuated to facilitate public review of pertinent documents.)
Members of the Public should notify the Board Secretary, in advance, if possible, via e-mail or phone call, of any anticipated intention to undertake cross-examination, introduce evidence, and / or otherwise make public comments / statements in connection with a particular Application. The purpose of such notification is to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that the technological needs of all are accommodated, and so as to furthermore ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that any additional documents to be identified/ referenced at the remote meeting can hopefully be available for review by all participants and other members of the public. Please note that the preceding sentence will not limit or otherwise block the ability of members of the public to ask questions, make comments, or issue opinions based upon testimony and evidence presented during the remote public hearing.
Formal action will be taken at the meeting, and, as indicated, the Public is encouraged to listen, observe, and participate.
Minutes of the meeting will be kept and ultimately made available to the public. If the technology so allows, recordings or reproductions of the meeting can likely be viewed at future dates as well.
Members of the Public are also encouraged to visit the Municipal Website www.belmar.com or the Borough’s Facebook page for any additional information, changes, and / or updates.