March 31, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Madison County meetings to be held via teleconference
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will hold its first committee meetings this week via teleconference in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus.
“Meetings will be conducted in a way to safeguard the public, board members and employees,” County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler said.
Due to the governor’s stay-at-home executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the county will host its first teleconference meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday with the Health Advisory Committee, which is a board compromised of health care professionals that advise the County’s Board of Health (County Board.)
Three committee meetings will be held by teleconference on Friday — judiciary, health and special finance.
County Administrator Doug Hulme said that the county wants to continue its operations as much as possible and committee meetings are essential.
“The public can call into the meeting to listen,” Hulme said. “They will also be able to send comments through email that will be read and entered as part of the official record.”
The number for the public to call is (618) 296-2579. The public should call in 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. The public will be asked to mute their phone.
Public comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comments must be received 24 hours in advance of the meeting in order for their comments to be part of the official record.
The public should put the committee name in the subject line and include the topic on which they want to speak, along with their name.
The county is continuing to provide services and the public can go to the county’s website, www.co.madison.il.us for more information specific to each department. A list of meetings and agendas are also available online.