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McCracken Fiscal Court Meeting to be Held Online
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - The McCracken County Fiscal Court will hold their first ever teleconference meeting at 5 pm on Wednesday, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a Tuesday press release, officials announced the decision while sharing an opinion from the Attorney General, stating the following.

"it is not feasible under KRS 61.840 to precisely identify a primary physical location for a video teleconference at which the public may attend and view a public meeting conducted through video teleconference under the Open Meetings Act. Instead, because of the public health necessity of imposing social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, a public agency should precisely identify a website, television station, or other technological means by which the public may view a meeting conducted under the Act until the conclusion of the state of emergency."

With that opinion in mind, the McCracken County Fiscal Court will be hosting a meeting through Zoom. McCracken County Commissioner, Bill Bartleman, called the move historic, saying that it may be the first time any government body in western Kentucky has held a meeting with all members participating from different locations.

He said, "We had been scheduled to meet face-to-face on Monday, but that was canceled because of the governor’s order to avoid congregating for meetings. All of us will participate using computers and iPhones from our homes or offices."

Those wishing to to participate can do so by following the link below and by dialing 1-312-626-6799. The meeting ID will be 861 662 065.


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Published 07:48 PM, Tuesday Mar. 24, 2020
Updated 06:01 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020

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