Office of the Administrator
Week of September 19, 2022
Greetings and Welcome to Autumn in Washtenaw,
Board of Commissioners meetings
The Board of Commissioners has returned to their regular meeting schedule. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 pm in the boardroom (220 N. Main). Agendas are usually published the Friday before the meeting and public participation is always welcomed, either by participating in person, participating virtually, via Zoom or by submitting comments in advance.
At this week's meeting the Board of Commissioners approved the third installment of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investments as part of the Washtenaw Rescue Plan. Included are investments to support Washtenaw County seniors, a population who was hard hit by the pandemic. It also includes resources for local municipalities in the county repair and maintain their stomwater and infrastruture, dollars for internal departments to recieve assistance with projects and initiatives and establishes a Financial Equity Center to help impacted households move farther from poverty. I am pleased by the Board's action and my team is eager to get to work operationalizing the investments. CLICK HERE to read more about the Washtenaw Resuce Plan.
Washtenaw County is currently at a “HIGH” COVID-19 Community Level. At this level, the CDC recommends everyone mask in indoor public locations. For everyone's safety, County employees are required to wear masks indoors in all county buildings. Masking is also strongly recommended for members of the public entering county buildings, and it remains required in clinical areas (like the Health Department and Community Mental Health), the shelter and the jail. The COVID-19 virus continues to circulate in our county. Even though the lanuage around the pandemic may have changed, Covid-19 can still cause severe illness and death. So, our Health Department recommends everyone stay up-to-date on their vaccinations and isolate themselves if ill or testing positive. More information is available on e-central and the website. Announcements will not necessarily be sent with every level change, and employees can find current levels and guidance on the website.
Until next time...