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Notice for Public Comment
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office has purchased and intends to use an unmanned aerial vehicle. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. §626.19, subds. 9 and 10, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office must accept public comments submitted electronically or by mail regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and the implementation of a written policy governing its use, and the Rice County Board of Commissioners must provide an opportunity for public comment at a regularly scheduled meeting.
The Rice County Board of Commissioners is providing an opportunity for public comment regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and the implementation of a written policy governing its use at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is also accepting public comments regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and the related draft policy until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 13, 2020. Public comments may be submitted electronically via email to RCSheriff@co.rice.mn.us or by mail at 118 NW 3rd Street, Faribault, MN 55021, with attention to Sheriff Dunn.
The draft policy is available on the Rice County Sheriff’s Office link on the Rice County website, located at: www.co.rice.mn.us
If you require special services to attend or participate in a public meeting, please call the County’s Administration Office at 507.332.6101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. TDD users can call 507.332.6248. Please call 24 hours before the meeting, if possible.
Minn. Stat. §13D.021 requires a public body to make a determination that an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent because of a health pandemic or an emergency declared under Chapter 12 of Minnesota Statutes. At this time, the governor has declared an emergency under Chapter 12 of Minnesota Statutes. Therefore, receiving public comments at its regular meeting of the Rice County Board of Commissioners may be conducted by telephone or other electronic means. The regular meeting of the Rice County Board of Commissioners shall occur in the Commissioner’s Room of the Rice County Government Center, 320 3rd Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021.
Some members may participate by telephone or other electronic means. If telephone or another electronic means is used to conduct a meeting, to the extent practical, Rice County shall allow a person to monitor the meeting electronically from a remote location, if requested. The person making a connection shall pay for the documented additional cost incurred as a result of the additional connection.
To join the meeting on your computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3421170614
To join the meeting by Phone please call: (507) 332-6030
Participant Meeting ID: 342 117 0614