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County Commissioners approve resolution for emergency declaration

During their meeting March 23, Clearwater County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 20-03-02 designating the Declaration of Disaster Emergency and Request for Declaration of Disaster Emergency Resulting from the Global COVID-19 Pandemic.

The previous declaration by Commission Chair Rick Winkel was only good for 7 days until the full commission could meet and vote on the resolution which will be in effect for 30 days, unless extended.

Sheriff Chris Goetz provided a report from his department and presented a Request for Retention of County Vessel Funds for Waterways which was approved.

Clerk Carrie Bird discussed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) changes per Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act per the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. The changes per Families First Coronavirus Response Act with the proper documentation were approved.

Ambulance Director Darby Zick presented the Memorandum of Agreement between Elk River Free Library District and Clearwater County Ambulance. It was approved and signed.

Zlata Myr, with Region II Juvenile Corrections and Alana Curtis, Juvenile Services Director discussed the 2019 Annual Juvenile Justice Report for Clearwater County and the District 2 2019 Annual Juvenile Justice Report with the commissioners.

Annual Notices to be published in the Clearwater Tribune were approved.

Expense and payroll claims were approved.

There were four executive sessions held to discuss indigents and personnel that are exempt from disclosure. Present were Chairman Rick Winkel and Commissioners John Smith and Mike Ryan.

Editor's note: This report is supplied and approved by the Clearwater County Commissioners and their staff.

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