Pittston Holds Select Board Meeting with Small Zoom Audience
Though the meeting already happened, it's worth noting that only 8 people 'attended' the meeting via a Zoom link. The meeting was intended to answer questions about the town's proposed budget. According to the Kennebec Journal, residents of the town were able to ask questions to the board using Zoom's chat feature, or simply by raising a virtual hand.
If you didn't know, Zoom has a neat feature where, when pressed, a button will trigger a virtual hand-raise, thus letting meeting organizers know that someone has a question or comment about the subject at hand.
The Pittston select board has decided to have town residents vote on the upcoming budget using a 'secret ballot' process. A process that Select Woman Mary Jean Ambrose says follows the state's COVID-19 guidelines.
When will we see things like town budget meetings come back to fully in-person? It's anyone's guess really. However, with the emergency approval of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine and warmer weather on the horizon, hopefully the answer is sooner rather than later.
We will keep you updated with any additional news following the Pittston budget proposal and subsequent vote right here on our app.
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