by: Scott McCaulley
After a Special Meeting of the Branson Board of Alderman Tuesday Afternoon, an Emergency Proclamation is issued for the City.
According to a release from the City, the purpose of issuing the Proclamation is to minimize suffering and promote the general life, health, and safety of residents whose lives will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Issuing an Emergency Proclamation means, under the authority granted by the Branson Municipal Code, the City Administrator and Emergency Management Director may initiate specific actions as they relate to this emergency event including the potential for the recoupment of expenses and a more rapid response during this time of need.
The release goes on to say that the Proclamation does not have an impact on businesses operations within the city. Any action involving the closing of businesses, curfews or other containment or quarantine actions would have to go before the Board of Aldermen during a public meeting and be passed by ordinance.