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Important Announcement Regarding the March 4 Meeting of the Salem Harbor Port Authority.
Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Salem Harbor Port Authority will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible.
No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the City of Salem’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Individuals may participate remotely in the meeting in the following manner:
Remote Participation Instructions:
Public participation for the Salem Harbor Port Authority meeting will be conducted via a remote participation platform called Zoom.
Members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can access the remote participation meeting through any one of the following ways:
- Follow this link or enter it into your web browser to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83787712434?pwd=Z0cya0tnUTg5M09EYTVVQk1nTURJdz09
- Follow this link or enter it into your web browser to open the Zoom website at https://zoom.us/join. Enter meeting ID # “837 8771 2434” as directed on the webpage followed by password "922374", if directed to do so.
- Participants can dial a toll-free phone number at 877-853-5257 to join the meeting. When prompted, enter meeting ID # “837 8771 2434” followed by meeting password “922374” and follow the instructions to join the meeting.
Public Comment Protocol:
Members of the public who wish to address the Port Authority or make a comment may do so only when called upon during the open public comment portion of the meeting. When the time comes, the Meeting Chair or Staff Member will announce that the floor is now open for public comment. If accessing the meeting using a computer or other smart device and you wish to make a comment, please utilize the “Raise Hand” feature that can be found next to your name on the screen and ‘raise your hand’ then wait to be called upon for comment. Please make sure to remember to turn your microphone on and unmute yourself before raising your hand. Those participating by dialing in from their phones my also utilize the “Raise Hand’ feature of this platform by pressing “ *9 ” on your key pad.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging situation for our community and the world.
The Salem Harbor Port Authority has the general duty, power, and authority to coordinate port development within Salem Harbor and the harbor port area as defined in the Authority's enabling legislation, and shall cause plans to be made for the development and operation of the harbor port area for the primary benefit of the public interest of the city of Salem, focusing on: (i) the enhancement of private and public revenue and investment; (ii) the pursuit of and readiness to obtain or receive private and public funds for port infrastructure improvements including, but not limited to, dredging; and (iii) the increase of the operational and economic capacity of the harbor port area.