Social distancing while at open government meetings present a new challenge. Hannibal city officials are providing a way for residents to view City Council meetings without attending the meeting in City Hall, which is now closed to the public in an abundance of caution during the Coronavirus pandemic.

City Council meetings will be videotaped to be shown live on the city of Hannibal Youtube page. The first meeting under the new system will be April 7.

Although the meeting will be shown live, residents will also be able to watch the meeting on the Youtube page after the meeting.

The instructions to watch the meetings online follow:

  1. Type in in the web browser
  2. Type in City of Hannibal in the “Search” bar and hit Enter and hit the magnifying glass on the right side of the search bar
  3. Click on “City of Hannibal” or the city of Hannibal crest
  4. During the City Council meeting, there will be a red Thumbnail with the word “Live” on it.
  5. Click on the Thumbnail to watch the meeting
  6. The meeting may be viewed on the website in its entirety after the meeting

Requests submitted for consideration by Hannibal residents will be presented by City Clerk Angelica Zerbonia, with the approval of the submitter.