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Stevensville Town Council back to "in person" meetings

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:31:44-04

STEVENSVILLE — Two weeks after a raucous community protest, Stevensville's Town Council is back to holding "in-person" council meetings.

Late last month, some Stevensville residents gathered at Town Hall, then marched downtown to show objection to the Town Council continuing to hold online "virtual" meetings.

Protesters complained the "Zoom" meetings were awkward and limiting public comment, although some opposition was also driven by the recall campaign against Mayor Brandon Dewey.

The council returned to the "in-person" format on Thursday, using the library's community meeting room for extra space, with a strict plan for social distancing, and masks if people were moving around.

Dewey had said the council worked out the approach so everyone was comfortable, with the meeting also streamed online.

Although the room reached capacity, only a couple of people had to be turned away.