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July 29, 2020 Emergency Township Board Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chair Kuettel.

Attendance:
Town officers: Supervisor Charles Kuettel, Supervisor Donald Swanstrom, Supervisor Douglas Dressen, Clerk Lita Wallace, Treasurer Raymond G. Barnes and Deputy Clerk Stephanie Teek

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and decide whether to conduct  in-person or mail voting during the November General Election due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuettel read aloud the Resolution Supporting Mail Voting for November 2020 General Election with wording as follows:

RESOLUTION # 2020-012: A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING MAIL VOTING FOR NOVEMBER 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

WHEREAS, the Pequaywan Town Board, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, offers this resolution in support of mail balloting for the November general election;

WHEREAS, due to the pandemic, voting in a building would have the voters and election judges subject to becoming infected with COVID-19;

WHEREAS, the Town Board feels this action is in the public interest of voters and election judges in Pequaywan Township,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; that the Pequaywan Town Board does hereby support the voting for the November general election by mail.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the supervisors support this resolution with the following signatures and attested to by the town clerk.

Adopted by the Pequaywan Board of Supervisors this 29th day of July 2020.

Swanstrom motioned to approve the resolution, seconded by Dressen, motion carried, 3-0-0.

Kuettel verified who is in-charge of mailing the ballots and how much work does it entail for the clerk. Wallace responded that the county will be mailing the ballots but the township would probably need to send out letters to the resident voters to let them know of the decision to change from in-person voting to mail voting (Absentee ballots.) Wallace will contact the county to get more information.

Meeting was motioned to adjourn at 7:12 p.m. by Dressen, seconded by Swanstrom, motion carried, 3-0-0.

Respectfully submitted by,
Lita Wallace, Town Clerk