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Sanilac Commissioners mull emergency declaration Tuesday
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 10:43:29 EDT
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Sanilac County Commissioners will meet in person at 1 p.m., Tuesday, in the board of commissioners' chambers at 60 W. Sanilac, room 105, Sandusky.
Among the items on the agenda is a proposal to declare a state of emergency for the county.
Approving a state of emergency would allow commissioners as well as other government agencies to be able to meet virtually if they want to, or to do a hybrid meeting of some members meeting in person and some attending virtually.
Even if the declaration is approved the limit of 25 people having to be six-feet apart is still in place, but some halls are too small to accommodate that many people.
However, during the March 16 meeting a commissioner reported that many of the township in the county do not have the technology in place to meet virtually so some have been doing meetings outside with attendees sitting in their vehicles.
According to the latest health report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Sanilac County had 67 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus on Saturday with an overall total of 2,783 cases in the county, and the virus has caused 81 deaths.
Plus, there are also 350 probable cases that are being monitored as well, and there are five probable deaths still to be assessed if they were caused by the virus.
A probable case means there is a possibility the person was exposed to the virus or has possible symptoms of the virus so they are being monitored.
A probable death means it is being studied further to determine if it was COVID-19 caused.
Also on the agenda is an update from Andrew Beller, who is the representative for the 83rd District.
Other items on the agenda are: conducting interviews for the health board and the park and recreation board, approving purchasing vehicles for the sheriff's office, approving the purchase of utility all-terrain vehicles for the park commission, and purchasing flags and markers for veteran graves.
Per state law, all counties are required to have a flag holder on each veteran's grave.
Commissioners will also meet at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, April 13, and April 20. And, there will be a finance and administration meeting following the board of commissioners meeting on April 20.