NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - Wednesday's City Council meeting will be conducted via teleconferencing technology,  a city spokesman has told TAPinto New Brunswick. 

The unprecedented move was announced late Monday night.

Bert Baron,  the city's information officer, said only the five members of the City Council  - Glen Fleming,  Suzanne Sicora Ludwig, Rebecca Escobar and Kevin Egan - will be present in Council Chambers. 

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All others "attending" the meeting will dial in. 

The move was necessitated by Gov. Phil Murphy's call to cancel any gathering of more than 50 people. It was one of the measures announced Monday as the governor continues to promote social distancing as a way to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. 

The city announced last week that it was going to hold the meeting at the New Brunswick High School auditorium to allow audience members to spread out. 

Since the meeting will be held in a mostly empty room, it has been moved back.

The city will give details about how to dial into the meeting on its website.