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MAT Staff March 31, 2020

Additional Teleconference Meeting Options for Townships

MAT recognizes that townships will need to make alternative meeting plans during the COVID-19 public health emergency – and comply with the open meeting law. Townships can – and should – conduct meetings using telephone conference calls. We understand that using new technology could be challenging, and MAT is here to assist townships in their needs. Here are several options that townships may choose to utilize:

 

Option A
Townships create and use a conference call line on their own
. A township can create and use their own conference call line by utilizing commercially available teleconference products. MAT has created this guide, “Township Options for Meeting Remotely, that includes information about posting notice, various teleconference products, and helpful hints for each township to use on your own.

 

Option B
MAT creates the township’s conference call line and provides training.
If additional help is needed to create the township’s conference call account and to use it, MAT will create the township’s conference call account/line, and provide a training on how to administer and host the calls. There is a one-time fee of $50 to MAT. If you’d like to utilize this option, please email OptionB@MnTownships.org.

 

Option C
MAT creates the township’s conference call line and “hosts” your meeting.
If a township would like additional help, MAT’s communications consultant will create your township’s conference call account/numbers, AND host your call/meeting (muting people are requested, etc.). The fee per meeting will be $100 to MAT. If you’d like to utilize this option, please email OptionC@MnTownships.org.

 

Thank you for your service, and please be in touch if we can be of any assistance.

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