The Marshall County Commissioners held two public hearings Monday that dealt with the Emergency Management Agency.
The first public hearing was for an ordinance regarding the procurement of emergency funds. This ordinance allows EMA Director Clyde Avery to meet with only the county commission president and the county council president if the county experiences a catastrophic disaster and is in need of emergency supplies. The presidents of both county government entities can sign for appropriations needed without having to call a special meeting of both boards to approve those emergency funds.
The second ordinance was for an update for an EMA ordinance that is more inline with the state statutes. The ordinance also allows non-essential employees to be reassigned to help in disaster efforts.
There were no public comments during the hearings. The commissioners suspended the rules and approved the ordinances on all three readings.