Officials are continuing their work and looking to keep community members safe.
Steps have been taken by the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) to meet both goals.
At a meeting on March 31, its members approved various actions. They included rescheduling the presentation for the School Board’s Fiscal 2021 budget, which will now begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 14.
For the time being, in-person public comment time has been removed. During future meetings, the BOCS will decide if it should be restored.
Providing in-person comments during the budget public hearing on April 14 and the tax rate public hearing on April 16 is still allowed.
County residents can also offer feedback through SpeakUp or by emailing the BOCS.
The board approved a revision of its Rule of Procedures that will enable some members to attend meetings remotely.
A declaration of local emergency was OK’d, as well. It allows County Executive Chris Martino, who made the declaration last month, to go into contracts associated with addressing the Coronavirus.
Martino is also able to participate in other tasks, including supervising goods that are distributed.
Additionally, the BOCS adopted an emergency ordinance that allows government work to continue if there’s a disaster.
The ordinance is in effect for 60 days, unless it’s rescinded, revised or adopted again beforehand,
County staff members are planning to discuss the topic with the Board at a meeting on April 28.