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Douglas County board extends emergency declaration

By Kendra Hennis 
The Douglas County board called their special meeting to order on May 5 at 9 a.m. All board members were present with most joining the meeting via Zoom. 

The first order of business was a thirty-day extension of the declaration of emergency in Douglas County due to COVID-19. The resolution, 20-R-9, with majority (5-2) voting in favor, passes.

The next order of buisness was to approve the third amendment to the Douglas County Board bylaws. Article IV, Meetings;  6, Order of Buisness, and 12, Questions from press or visitors will be amended, restated, and added into existing bylaws effective May 1, 2020 to May 21, 2020.

Chairman Don Munson said, “The reason we’re just extending that to May 21 is because we will review the position of the state at that time and see where we’re going, to see if this needs to be extended again.” And noted that if it was necessary, it could be amended at the May 20 regular board meeting. 

The only public comment was from Jim Allen, who thanked the members of the Douglas County Board for “voting their conscience with regard to the emergency extension.” 

The meeting was then adjourned until the next regularly scheduled board meeting on May 20 at 9 a.m. At this time, those who wish can join into the meeting via Zoom from the Douglas County website.

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