05/13/2020- A resolution by the Menominee County Board is on its way to the Governor’s Office opposing the extended stay home orders. The document states the board believes certain restrictions in the executive order violate the civil liberties of Michigan residents and that the continued closure of businesses considered “non-essential” is having a devastating effect on the local and statewide economy. Commissioner Steve Gromala, who opposed the language of the resolution when it first came up for discussion last month, maintains that it has been ruled the Governor is within her legal limits in making these orders. But Commissioner Larry Phelps disagrees and says enough is enough.
The County Board approved the resolution on a 6 to 3 vote. Michigan’s latest emergency order extended Stay Home, Stay Safe until May 28th, but did ease restrictions on which sectors of the workforce could resume business.