by: Scott McCaulley
A proposal to move up the ending of the City of Branson’s COVID-19 Face Covering Mandate will be one of the first items of Business that the newly elected Branson Board of Alderman led by new Mayor Larry Milton will consider at their Tuesday meeting.
The proposed Ordinance would change the timing of the ending of the City Mandate approved in March from May 24 to upon passage of the Ordinance, which is expected to be read twice during the meeting which would immediately end the City’s mandate though local businesses and organizations could still require face coverings at their discretion.
The meeting, the first to be held at Branson City Hall since December, will begin at 6:00 and will be led by outgoing Mayor Edd Akers to finish up old business before the new Mayor and Alderman Members, Clay Cooper, Cody Fenton, and Ruth Denham are sworn into office and take over for the remainder of the meeting.
Face coverings will be required for all that attend the meeting, which will also be streamed live on the City of Branson’s YouTube Channel.