The coronavirus has forced local governments to adjust how they conduct meetings and next week in DeWitt County is busy.
The week starts with the DeWitt County Board's finance meeting at 3 pm Monday afternoon via a conference call.
Monday night, the Clinton City Council convenes via conference call and they will have a special public hearing at 6:45 for their annual budget session.
Tuesday, the Clinton Board of Education will conduct its monthly business via Zoom.
And Thursday afternoon, the DeWitt County Board will hold their monthly meeting at 3 pm.
DeWitt County Board Chair David Newberg tells Regional Radio News, the DeWitt County Board will meet with just a few members of the Board in the Board room, and the rest, about nine or ten, over the phone.
He will look to have the meeting be as normal as possible despite the social distancing precautions. According to Newberg, there will still be a public comment period and anyone wishing to participate will be asked to contact County Clerk Dana Smith to get on the agenda ahead of the meeting. They will need to do so by Monday.
To listen in on the County Board's finance meeting and the Board meeting, call 978-990-5000 and the access code to enter the meeting will be 314719.
The link for the Clinton Board of Education meeting is available at dewittdailynews.com with the meeting ID and the password through Zoom.
Meeting ID: 775 2108 4701
If you want to join the Clinton City Council meeting Monday night, dial 571-317-3116 then enter the access code - 449-970-085 - when prompted.