Before you start warming up the car to get to the January meeting, you may want to know that in our Governor’s and Legislatures infinite wisdom, benevolence and uncommon concern for our safety, they have deemed that all Township meetings will be conducted remotely. Read on….
Remote meeting extension signed by governor
Gov. Whitmer extended the ability for townships, along with all other public bodies, to continue to hold electronic “virtual” meetings for any circumstances through March 30, 2021. Public Act 254 of 2020, sponsored by Sen. Lana Theis (R-Brighton Chtr. Twp.), was signed into law yesterday, and ensures that our local leaders can continue to work on behalf of their community while safeguarding the health and safety of both elected officials and residents. Additional changes enacted permit a state of disaster or emergency declared pursuant to law, charter or local ordinance by the governor or a local official, local governing body or chief administrative officer. Beginning March 31, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021, remote participation is permitted only for military duty, a medical condition, or a statewide or local state of emergency or state of disaster. The statutory changes took effect Dec. 22, 2020.