Crow Wing County Extends Local Emergency Declaration
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners extended the local emergency declaration at their County Board meeting on Tuesday, March 24th.
County Board Chairman Paul Koering issued a declaration of a Local Emergency effective March 21st in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By law, County Board Chairs can declare a local emergency for up to three days, at which time a majority of the full County Board must agree to extend such local emergency or allow it to expire. The board unanimously voted to extend the declaration for 30 days to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Crow Wing County.
A declaration of a local emergency invokes necessary parts of the county’s emergency response and recovery plan to authorize aid and assistance under those plans. This allows the County to act quickly without compliance with time-consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law pertaining to: the performance of public work, entering into contracts, incurring of obligations, employment of temporary workers, rental of equipment, purchase of supplies and materials, and the appropriation and expenditure of public funds to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Crow Wing County.