Chippewa Township Resolution for Temporary Emergency Measures 2020-2

RESOLUTION FOR TEMPORARY EMERGENCY MEASURES
RESOLUTION 2020-2
TOWNSHIP OF CHIPPEWA
COUNTY OF ISABELLA, MICHIGAN
 
At a regular meeting of the Township Board of the Township of Chippewa, held at the Chippewa Township Hall on the 6th day of April 2020 at 7:00 pm.
 
Present: Rob Smith, Fran Ash, Jan Gill, Michelle Quakenbush
Absent :Gail Huber
 
The following resolution was offered by Fran Ash and supported by Michelle Quakenbush.

RESOLUTION FOR TEMPORARY EMERGENCY MEASURES

WHEREAS, Michigan’s Governor has issued Executive Orders and Directives pursuant to the Emergency Management Act, Public Act 390 of 1976, which impact Township operations, including the number of persons who may attend meetings; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of the Township, its officers and employees to take all steps necessary to inhibit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of this Resolution is to delegate certain basic administrative powers on a temporary emergency basis, so that decisions and responses to changing conditions can be made without the need for a Township Board meeting.

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

1.The Township Supervisor, following consultation with the Township Clerk and Treasurer, and the Chair of any involved public body, if practicable, is hereby authorized to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any meeting or public hearing of the Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals or other Township body to be held during the month of April or May, 2020. Notice of all special or rescheduled meetings and public hearings shall be given in compliance with, and all meetings conducted in accordance with, the Open Meetings Act, Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and other applicable law.

2. The Township Supervisor, following consultation with the Township Clerk and Treasurer, and the Chair of any involved public body, if practicable, and the Chair of any involved public
body may establish rules of public participation and attendance at those public meetings which are held, in order to comply with the Open Meetings Act, in light of applicable Emergency Orders issued by Federal, State or County authorities, and best public health practice.

3. The Township Board hereby approves the issuance of checks in payment of invoices by the Township Clerk in conjunction with the Township Treasurer as provided by law for budgeted expenditures, such as utility bills, payroll, contractual agreements, professional services, and other budgeted non-capital expenditures, subject to the next meeting of the Township Board.

4. The Township Supervisor, in consultation with the Township Clerk and Treasurer, if practicable, may determine Township office hours, and close or limit access to the office for protection of the public, staff and employees, subject to the requirements of law for other situation in which access is made necessary by law.

5. The authority delegated by the Resolution shall expire automatically when stay at home order is lifted subject to earlier rescission or modification by the Township Board, or extension by action of the Township Board.
 
AYES: Rob Smith, Jan Gill, Fran Ash, Michelle Quakenbush
NAYS: None

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED
 
Fran Ash, Township Clerk

I, the undersigned, the duly qualified and acting Clerk of the Township Board of the Township of Chippewa, Isabella County, Michigan do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of a resolution adopted by the Township at a regular meeting held on
April 6, 2020, the original of which is on file in my office.
IN WITHNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto affixed my official signature this 6th day of April 2020.
__________________________, Clerk
Township of Chippewa