Isabella County Notice of Electronically Conducted Public Hearing on the FY 2021 Budget

Posted on: September 4, 2020

The Isabella County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget beginning at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.  The hearing will be held electronically on Zoom.

Copies of the proposed FY 2021 Budget are available for public inspection during business hours at the County Administration Office located in Room 205 of the Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  Please note, the County Building entrances are locked and visitors are encouraged to call (989) 317-4053 for an appointment.  Visitors must successfully complete a Visitor Health Screening questionnaire before being allowed into a County facility.  Isabella County requires that any member of the public able to medically tolerate a face covering must wear a covering over his or her nose and mouth while in any enclosed County facility.  A summary of the proposed budget is also available by clicking on this link:  FY 2021 Proposed Budget.

Following the recommendations of state and county health officials and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with the County’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, the September 15, 2020 Isabella County Public Hearing will not provide for in-person public attendance.

All interested persons may attend and participate.  The Public will be able to access the public hearing live on the County’s YouTube Channel or by telephone.

To access the public hearing live on YouTube: From your computer or smart phone, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtC0LjVNBfoIJy4fyAwHvA

To access the public hearing by telephone: Please call (312) 626-6799.  When prompted for the “Meeting ID” enter “876 3097 4871” and the “#” sign.  If prompted for a “Passcode” or “Participant ID” enter “#” sign.  You will join the public hearing with your audio muted and you will be able to hear the meeting participants live.

Public comment will be received during the public hearing via telephone call-in.  To raise your hand for public comment, telephone participants should press *9.  The host will announce the last three (3) digits of the caller’s telephone number to alert the public comment participant that it is their turn to speak.  The Board Chairman will call on you to speak, and your audio will be unmuted for your public comment time.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Isabella County Administration Office at (989) 317-4053.  Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the County through the Michigan Relay Center at 711.  A minimum of one (1) business day of advance notice will be necessary for accommodation.

Dated: September 2, 2020