NOTICE OF changes to the OCTOBER 5, 2020 Edgecombe county board of commissioners meeting due to the covid-19 pandemic
Edgecombe County continues to work through the COVID-19 public health emergency in a way to best protect the health and safety of Edgecombe County citizens. We would like to provide an update on the upcoming County Commissioners meeting, particularly regarding how Edgecombe County citizens can participate in next month’s regularly-scheduled County Commissioners meeting on October 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Edgecombe County is complying with all applicable federal, state, and local guidelines and recommendations including those from the CDC, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Edgecombe County Health Department on social distancing and protective measures that should be taken to decrease the spread of COVID-19. As such, on March 20, 2020, in accordance with state law and Edgecombe County’s Code of Ordinances, Chairman Leonard Wiggins proclaimed a State of Emergency for Edgecombe County regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Through this proclamation of a State of Emergency, Edgecombe County imposed restrictions on access to county-owned property, which included restricting access of county-owned buildings to the public. This action was taken to maintain public order and to protect the health and safety of Edgecombe County citizens by limiting the spread of COVID-19.
In light of the State of Emergency and in consideration of the recommendations of government and public health officials to limit public gatherings, Edgecombe County’s Board of Commissioners meeting on October 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be closed to the public.
The Board of Commissioners will allow up to ten (10) people to make public comments in person. To do so, you must sign up in advance by calling Frangie Mungo, Clerk to the Board, at (252) 641-7834 no later than Monday, October 5th at 5 PM.
The public is also encouraged to submit public comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Public comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to Eric Evans, County Manager, P.O. Box 10, Tarboro, NC 27886. All public comments submitted by 5:00 p.m. on October 4th, will be read at the October 5, 2020 Board of Commissioners Meeting.
The public is also encouraged to listen to the meeting by calling 1-929-205-6099 and entering 844-6725-7554 as the meeting ID.
Edgecombe County takes this action in accordance with the above-mentioned guidelines and recommendations and pursuant to state law and Edgecombe County’s Code of Ordinances to best protect the health, safety, and welfare of Edgecombe County citizens during this State of Emergency by limiting the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding as we try to navigate this unusual situation in a way to best serve and protect the citizens of Edgecombe County while also continuing to conduct the critical operations of the county.