PUBLIC REMOTE PARTICIPATION PROCEDURE FOR ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS HEARINGS

For this meeting, members of the public who wish to participate in the hearing being conducted by the Zoning Board of Appeals may do so in the following manner:

1. On the meeting date and time, turn to Foxboro Cable Government Station to simply watch the meeting.

2. To participate in the meeting, we recommend downloading the zoom app before the meeting. (This may not be necessary because you can click the link below but we have found that this makes logging in to the meeting easier.)

 3. Join the Zoom Meeting at 7:00pm.

· Using your computer or smart phone go the Zoom app and click “join a meeting” or click on:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84133189660?pwd=ZlVNdmtNZTNxalJxV1g0U25zQjhPdz09

Meeting ID: 841 3318 9660
Password: 547821 

· The site can be a little tricky so if it doesn’t work the first time, try again. Try copying and pasting the link into a google chrome browser if internet explorer or another browser doesn’t work for you.

· Using “connecting to video and audio through the computer” has been the easiest method. So make sure your computer’s video/audio is on.

· If you cannot hear, you may need to phone in by calling 1-646-558-8656, same meeting ID and password as above. If it asks for a participant id you can just hit #.

Please put your phone on mute until the Board's Chairman asks for your comments.

· Everyone will be placed on mute at the beginning of the meeting as you sign in but you should be able to hear. We will unmute you when we reach the public question and answer portion of our meeting.

4. If, for some reason, neither Zoom option is working for you, you can watch the cable station live feed and email the Board at dgray@foxboroughma.gov to ask your questions/provide your comments concerning the matter that is under consideration.  You will need to provide your name and address if you do ask a question or provide a comment.  Members of the Board may question you for clarification.  Please be patient and wait for your turn to participate.

5. The standard procedure for a public hearing is (i) the Board's Chairman reads the hearing notice into the record; (ii) a presentation by the applicant or the applicant’s representative; (iii) questions and comments by members of the Board; and (iv) questions and comments from abutters to the property that is the subject of the hearing and from other interested parties (written comments that are submitted to the Board a read into the record of the hearing).  If there are no additional questions by members of the Board of Appeals, the public portion of the hearing will close (unless the hearing is continued to a later date per agreement of the applicant and the Board).  The members of the Board will then discuss the matter and vote to either approve or deny the application that is under consideration.  A unanimous vote of the Board (only three of its five members vote) is required for approval.