Sep 13, 2021 7:40 PM

Commission looking to extend emergency declaration

Posted Sep 13, 2021 7:40 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — After declaring a state of emergency last week with another round of COVID infecting the area, Reno County commissioners will look to extend that emergency declaration during their meeting on Tuesday.

If approved, the declaration will be extended another seven days through Sept. 21. With an increased number of positive cases, a local disaster declaration will allow the county to request resources from the state. A local disaster declaration does not implement any COVID-related restrictions on the community.

Also Tuesday, the commission will go over a resolution that will help partner with the city on how COVID relief funds are spent. The city recently approved a similar resolution. Commissioners will also set a date for canvassing the votes from the Nov. 2 election. If approved, the canvass of the votes would be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 8:30 a.m. at the Reno County Annex.

The board will also go over a planning and zoning request and hear department reports

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