Declaration of State of Emergency in Alpena County
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:46:08 EDT

Due to the continued threat posed by the Coronavirus and the sustained rise in case numbers, Alpena County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to declare a State of Emergency in Alpena County, which will allow the local govemment to conduct business virtually through June 30th, while still complying with the Michigan Open Meetings Act (OMA).

The resolution will allow the County govemment as well as townships, City and school board to meet by virtual means, should they feel the need to do so, through the end of June. With the most recent state health department pandemic order limiting indoor gatherings to 25 people and the OMA amendment allowing virtual meetings expired on March 31, the State of Emergency Resolution provides OMA-compliant meeting options and extends the opportunity for public participation remotely, which expired on April 1st

Officials say the declaration is not intended to cause panic to the public. It is only intended to provide appropriate meeting options for local entities. For questions, call the Alpena County Board of Commissioners Office by phone (989-354-9500) or by email (


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