Madison County will hold its first committee meetings this week via teleconference in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus.
“Meetings will be conducted in a way to safeguard the public, board members and employees,” County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler said.
Due to the governor’s stay-at-home executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the county will host its first teleconference meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2 with the Health Advisory Committee, which is a board comprised of health care professionals who advise the county’s Board of Health.
Three committee meetings will be held by teleconference on Friday, April 3 — judiciary, health and special finance.
County Administrator Doug Hulme said that the county wants to continue its operations as much as possible and committee meetings are essential.
“The public can call into the meeting to listen,” Hulme said. “They will also be able to send comments through email that will be read and entered as part of the official record.”
The public should call five minutes before the start of the meeting at 296-2579. They will be asked to mute their phones.
Public comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be received 24 hours in advance of the meeting in order for them to be part of the official record.
The public should put the committee name in the subject line and include the topic on which they want to speak, along with their names.
The county is continuing to provide services and the public can go to the county’s website, www.co.madison.il.us for more information specific to each department. A list of meetings and agendas are also available online.