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AI- 3369   9. B. 5.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 11/05/2020  
Approval of Revised Board Rules for Electronic Meetings
FROM: Jim Dyer, Corporation Counsel, Corporation Counsel
Department: Corporation Counsel  

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RESOLUTION:
Resolved, that the Calhoun County Board of Commission adopts the attached resolution implementing the changes to the Open Meetings Act enacted by Public Act 228 of 2020, and approves the attached modifications to its Standing Board Rules, adoption Rule 2.8. 
RECOMMENDATION:
County Administration recommends approval of the Resolution.
BACKGROUND:
The proposed resolution implements changes in the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and confirms the Commission's use of Zoom remote meetings through the end of 2020. It presents two items for approval; a resolution that confirms that the Board of Commissioners will meet via the Zoom platform at least through the end of 2020, authorizes the Administrator/Controller, in consultation with the County Health Officer, to designate that a County Commission meeting in 2021 will be held electronically, if the conditions of the OMA as amended by Public Act 228 of 2020 are satisfied. 

The resolution also adopts a new Standing Board Rule to implement the requirements of Public Act 228 concerning statements that are required from Commissioners if they elect to appear remotelyfor a regularly scheduled meeting, as well as notices that must be provided prior to a remote meeting held in 2021. Rule 2.8 is described as a "Temporary" Rule because its requirements are currently scheduled to sunset at the end of 2021.  
ALTERNATIVES:
As suggested by the Commission.
SUMMARY:
County Administration recommend adoption of the resolution implementing the changes to the Michigan Open Meetings Act enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemmic. 

Fiscal Impact
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
The action is procedural only. No impact on the General Fund is anticipated.
Attachments
Resolution
Proposed Rule 2.8
PA 228 Showing Language Changes

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