Public Meeting Teleconference Login Information

This page displays log-in information for teleconference/online council and committee meetings during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Scroll down for login instructions for specific meetings.

Upon Mayor Broughton’s declaration of a citywide state of emergency on March 17, 2020, and based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control regarding minimizing infection risk during the coronavirus pandemic, Elkins Common Council temporarily suspended council and committee meetings.

This suspension was necessary because of the requirement, under the West Virginia Open Meetings Act, that the public must be able to attend any meeting of a city council or other governing body of a political subdivision in West Virginia. Because of the federal recommendation that people avoid gatherings of ten people or more, and because the City of Elkins did not yet have the capability to enable remote access to meetings, there was no way to proceed that was both legal and safe for the public and for city officials and staff.

After research and testing, city staff has selected the Zoom conferencing platform to enable remote attendance of meetings by city officials, staff, and members of the public. By using Zoom , anyone who wants to can join and listen to council and committee meetings by either dialing in (audio only) or by using the Zoom app or web platform.

Like many other West Virginia cities exploring remote meeting options, we have not found a satisfactory way to enable live public comment via this platform while still ensuring an orderly meeting. The best solution we can offer right now is that we will accept public comment submitted via email or telephone call/voice mail to the city clerk up to 30 minutes before the start of each meeting. Public comments received in this way will be read aloud at the meeting. (Please note that current council rules restrict each public comment to five minutes in length.)

Elkins City Clerk
Jessica R. Sutton
jsutton@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1211
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

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Zoom Login Information

Elkins Common Council – Finance Committee
Special Meeting
When: Apr 6, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Click here for agenda.

Please note that you can join this meeting either via a web browser, the Zoom app, or phone (dial in).

Click to join via web browser or Zoom app: https://zoom.us/j/342248215

To join via telephone, you first need to dial a number. Then, the system will prompt you enter a “webinar ID” or “meeting ID.” You can use any of the following numbers to dial in. (Remember, if you are dialing from a landline, all of these numbers require you to dial “1” first.)

  • 929 205 6099
  • 312 626 6799
  • 301 715 8592
  • 346 248 7799
  • 669 900 6833
  • 253 215 8782

When the system prompts you to enter a “webinar ID” or “meeting ID,” please enter the following number:

  • 342 248 215
  • Followed by the # sign.

You do not need to enter a “participant ID.” Simply press # again.

You will join the meeting as an “attendee.” You will be muted and can only listen during the meeting.

Public comments received by email or voicemail up to one half hour before the start of the meeting will be read aloud during the meeting. See below for contact information for submitting public comment.

Elkins City Clerk
Jessica R. Sutton
jsutton@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1211
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241