Virtual Meeting Instructions for Citizen Comment

Gloucester County will continue to operate and conduct business in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing requirements and a responsible public health posture, the County and various local agencies and commissions will be rescheduling and relocating upcoming meetings to an online, virtual platform.

Where noted meetings will be broadcast live on Cox Channel 48 and on the County’s meeting portal at http://www.gloucesterva.info/640/Meeting-Portal.  Although the meetings will not be available for the physical presence of the public, several methods are being provided for public input. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Comments that are submitted anonymously or with fictitious names will not be accepted. Comments are limited to one submission per person, per comment period.  In the case of multiple submissions for the same comment period, only the last submission will be read/played.

“Form letters,” consisting of communications which are verbatim duplicates (other than the identifying information of the author/submitter) of one or more other communications received by the County pertaining to the matter to be considered at the public hearing or public comment period, shall be read only once per letter, along with the list of persons submitting the same comments pursuant to such “form letter.”

To submit comments prior to a meeting or public hearing (by 4:30 on date of meeting):

Submitting Comments Online

To submit comments online, complete the Citizen Comment Submission form (www.gloucesterva.info/citizencomment).  Please follow the instructions on the form to indicate the meeting or public hearing on which you want to comment.  Comments may be submitted via this method until 4:30 p.m. on the date of the meeting.  Comments submitted via this method will be read aloud during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the set time limit of 3 minutes.

Submitting Comments by Phone

Call 804-824-2760 and listen to the recorded menu.  Instructions will be provided on selections to make in order to leave a recorded comment.  Comments submitted via this method will be played during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the set time limit of 3 minutes.  Comments for the citizen comment period must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the date of the meeting.  Note:  This method will also be open for comments to be submitted during public hearings.  Please see instructions below under same heading “Submitting Comments by Phone”.

Submitting Comments by US Mail

To submit comments via US Mail, send to:  County Administration ATTN:  Citizen/Public Hearing Comment, 6489 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.  Any mailed comments must include your name, your magisterial district, and the meeting and item you are commenting on clearly printed at the top.  All such comments must be received by the scheduled date of the meeting or public hearing.  Please type or print all comments legibly.  Comments submitted via this method will be read aloud during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the set time limit of 3 minutes.

To submit comments during a public hearing:

Submitting Comments by Phone

Call 804-824-2760 and listen to the recorded menu to select the public hearing and leave a recorded comment.  Messages may be left until the Chair closes the public hearing for submissions.  Comments submitted via this method will be played during the public hearing period.