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Executive Order No. 2022-01 Withdrawing EO No. 2021-02 (Remote Meetings - COVID-19)

2/14/2022
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2022-01

EXECUTIVE ORDER WITHDRAWING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2021-02 REGARDING REMOTE MEETINGS UNDER DECLARATION NO. 2021-01: DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF MAYWOOD, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
(COVID-19 -August 3, 2021)


WHEREAS, the Village of Maywood ("Village") is a home rule unit of local government as provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19, also known as the "coronavirus," is a dangerous disease which has spread around the world, including in the United States, the State of Illinois and Cook County. COVID-19 is a direct and serious threat to the public's health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, the Governor of the State of Illinois issued a disaster proclamation in the State of Illinois related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor has continued to issue successive disaster proclamations as each has expired, most recently on December 10, 2021; and

WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners issued a disaster proclamation in Cook County, Illinois related to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a nationwide emergency under Section SOl(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 52 U.S.C. 5121, et seq., related to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 continues to be a dangerous, contagious disease which has spread around the world, including in the United States, the State of Illinois, Cook County and the Village of Maywood (''Village"), and is a direct and serious threat to the public's health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Illinois and other State and local leaders have taken action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the issuance of multiple Executive Orders by Illinois Governor Pritzker addressing various aspects of the response to the crisis. COVID-19 is a disease that is likely to cause loss of life, loss of productivity, hardship and suffering to persons residing in or doing business in and around the Village; and

WHEREAS, Section 11-1-6 of the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/11-1-6, provides that the corporate authorities of the Village of Maywood may grant the Village President the extraordinary power and authority to exercise, by executive order during a state of emergency, such powers of the Village's corporate authorities as may be reasonably necessary to respond to the emergency; and

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, the Village President and Board of Trustees respectively adopted Ordinance No. C0-2020-07 (AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE PRESIDENT TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY SHOULD THE NEED ARISE ANO AUTHORIZING PURCHASE CONTRACTS AS NECESSARY TO RESOLVE A STATE OF EMERGENCY WITHOUT PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF MAYWOOD) and, on August 3, 2021, the Village President issued DECLARATION NO. 2021- 01: DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF MAYWOOD, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS (COVID-19 - August 3, 2021) (Disaster Declaration and Remote Meeting Rules), which authorized the Village  President to declare a state of emergency in the Village pursuant to Section 11-1-6 of the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/11-1-6; and

WHEREAS, the Village President of the Village of Maywood declared a State of Emergency in the Village of Maywood on March 17, 2020, in order to allow the Village to assist in preventing the loss of life and injuries, and alleviating damages, loss, hardship and suffering related to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on December 29, 2021, the Village President signed EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2021-02 REGARDING REMOTE MEETINGS UNDER DECLARATION NO. 2021-01: DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF MAYWOOD, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS (COVID-19 - August 3, 2021) finding that open and dosed meetings with a quorum of the Village Board members and a quorum of the other Village boards, committees and commissions physically present to not be practical, prudent or appropriate due to the health concerns associated with the Emergency and ordering all meetings of the Village Board of Trustees, as well as all meetings of the other Village boards, committees and commissions, to be conducted remotely pursuant to the provisions and requirements of Sections 2.01 and 7 of the Open Meetings Act and the Village's Declaration of State of Emergency No. 2021-01; and

WHEREAS, given the recent decrease in the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases within the Village, the Village President finds that It is appropriate to return to conducting open and closed meetings with a quorum of the Village Board members and a quorum of the other Village boards, committees and commissions physically present at Village Hall or at the posted meeting location; and

WHEREAS, the Village President has determined that it Is necessary to issue this Executive Order to best protect the public's health, safety and welfare regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DECLARED, UNDER OATH, BY THE VILLAGE PRESIDENT OF THE VILLAGE OF MAYWOOD, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS:

SECTION 1: Incorporation. The recitals above shall be and are incorporated in this Section 1 as if restated herein.

SECTION 2: Exec utive Order. The Village President is authorized to exercise, by executive order, such powers of the Village President and Board of Trustees as the Village President deems reasonably necessary to allow the Village to respond to the Emergency. Based on the findings set forth above in the Whereas paragraghs, Executive Order No. 2021-002 (Remote Meetings) ls withdrawn effective immediately upon execution of this Executive Order by the Village President.

SECTION 3: Effective Date and Time. This Executive Order shall be in full force and effect immediately upon the date and time listed below as indicated by the Village President and as attested to by the Village Clerk.

SECTION 4: Posting; Filing. This Executive Order shall be posted on the Village's website and filed with the Village Clerk's Office upon its execution by the Village President and attestation by the Village Clerk.

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