On Friday, Indiana governor Eric Holcomb issued a new emergency health order that extends through June 30 the current one, which was set to expire at the end of May.
That means many local governing bodies in Monroe County and Bloomington will continue for the next month to hold their meetings on a video-conference platform, instead of in person.
That’s allowed, but not required, under the governor’s current emergency health order.
On Friday, president of the board of county commissioners Julie Thomas told The Square Beacon that the regular meetings of the board of commissioners would take place on Zoom through the end of June. But starting in July, meetings of the commissioners will be in-person, with an option for the public to attend on Zoom, Thomas added.
That means the June 2 meeting of the county commissioners will be held on Zoom.
Bloomington city council administrator Stephen Lucas responded to an emailed question about the council’s June 2 meeting, in light of Friday’s extension of the governor’s order, by writing, “I believe the council will continue to meet virtually for the duration of the public health emergency.”
Lucas added, “If [the council] decides to make an in-person option available before the end of the public health emergency, we’ll publicize that fact in the meeting notice and packet that gets sent out.” Continue reading “Extension of governor’s health emergency means Monroe County, Bloomington local government meetings can stay electronic through June”