Act 188 of 1954 (“Act 188”) is a statute that many townships use to finance many improvements using special assessments ranging from lak...Read More
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According to the Executive Order, rules and procedures relating to physical presence at meetings and hearings of public bodies within Michigan must continue to conduct public business despite the ongoing spread of COVID-19. In light of this, the Executive Order has the following important takeaways:
2. A public body may meet remotely, including through telephone or video conferencing.
3. The members of the public body and the general public must be able to participate.
4. Any public body with a website presence must provide electronic notice on its website of the meeting.
5. A notice of a meeting being held electronically must include the following information: (i) an explanation as to why the meeting is held electronically; (ii) instructions for connecting to the meeting; (iii) instructions for participating in the meeting, and (iv) procedures for how persons with disabilities participate.
Townships can see the specific details for carrying out a remote meeting by reviewing the Executive Order 2020-15.
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