The Town of Tonawanda is taking a radical step to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Monday's Town Board meeting will take place without any Town Board members in the meeting room.
Instead, Supervisor Joseph Emminger, the four other members of the Town Board and other town officials will log in remotely from their homes.
The only person in the meeting room at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Municipal Building on Delaware Avenue will be there to run the live-streaming technology, Emminger said.
The town's previously issued state of emergency had stated Town Board meetings would continue but with online access only and without an audience, steps other communities also have taken.
This goes one step further. Councilman Bill Conrad on Twitter urged anyone with questions about Monday's agenda to email town officials.
Monday’s Town Board Meeting will be closed to the public. In fact Town Board members won’t even be in the Municipal Building for the meeting. TB members will be in their own homes doing the meeting remotely. The meeting will still streamed live on our website. #anotherfirst
— Town of Tonawanda,NY (@TownofTonawanda) March 21, 2020