I realize we are somewhat "behind the times" when it comes to social media presence but we have now established a Facebook Page entitled "Mitchell County Board of Commissioners". At this time, we will be using the page to push information to the citizens and to allow them to participate in the meetings remotely. We will only allow others to "Post" during the meetings in order to control the information contained on the page. We can certainly entertain other options in the future but for now, those are our primary goals. In order to protect everyone possible and in compliance with CDC recommendations, we should not have more than 10 persons, including commission members and staff, in the meeting room.

Right now, we do need a "regular" session at the work session to consider a resolution authorizing the Tax Commissioner to waive interest and penalties on certain taxes that come due over the next few weeks and in situations related to the pandemic. It is my recommendation that we adopt the Resolution in light of the emergency declarations. Proper notifications to the media and the public have been made. Rebecca will be completing the agenda by tomorrow and will have it on the portal.

Based on a request from the Interim County EMA Director, Chairman Hayward and the Mayors of Baconton, Camilla, Pelham and Sale City executed an Emergency Declaration yesterday that specifically triggers our adopted Emergency Operations Plan. While there are no substantive actions at this time, it also allows for amendments to be made quickly if necessary and provides additional authority to obtain supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, masks and eye protection, if available. The City of Camilla adopted a more restrictive declaration including the mandated closure of non-essential services and a curfew.

The County Attorney has been providing great legal support on the issues we have had, and continue to have, with the pandemic. This is unchartered waters for all of us but we continue to function as best we can. Thank you all for your help and support during these trying times.

Jerry Permenter

Welcome to Mitchell County Georgia Where Agriculture Meets Industry. Mitchell County, located in Southwest Georgia, is a
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