City Manager Blaine Cox reminds citizens that there are a variety of ways to participate in public meetings without attending in person.
Those wishing to share comments with the City Council are encouraged to do so with the methods outlined below. All communications will be included with the meeting packet as an addendum.
- Mail: City Clerk/Public Input, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867. All mail must be received at least three full days before the anticipated meeting date.
- Email: Emails must be received no later than 4:00 pm of the meeting date.
- Voicemail: Call (603) 330-7107. Voicemail messages must be received no later than 12:00 pm on the meeting date to be transcribed.
For all other Boards and Commissions, check with the appropriate department or view the posted agenda before the meeting. Visit www.rochesternh.net/minutes-and-agendas to check for scheduled public input and public hearing items.
As with speaking at any public hearing or forum, all submitted phone messages and emails will be retained as part of the meeting minutes and are subject to New Hampshire’s Right to Know law, RSA 91:A.
Additionally, residents, property owners, and business owners can view or listen to broadcast meetings in several ways. Meetings are broadcast on Atlantic Broadband (channel 26) and Comcast (channel 22). Meetings are also live-streamed and archived at www.rochesternh.net/government-channel.
The public can also call into a “listen-only” audio conference line at (857) 444-0744, conference Code: 843095.
City Hall will be open for the Public Input and Public Hearing portion for several meetings. (City Council, Finance Committee, Police Commission, Codes & Ordinances Committee, Public Safety Committee, Public Works & Buildings Committee).
To adhere to CDC guidelines, enter City Hall at the front Wakefield Street entrance and exit on the side closest to the Police Department and adhere to 6-foot social distancing while inside. Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available at the main entrance. Participants will be admitted to Council Chambers one at a time to speak and will exit directly thereafter.
Visit www.rochesternh.net or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (603) 332-2130 to learn more.