Today at Talbot County Council

The Talbot County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, to discuss COVID-19 restrictions and the fate of the Talbot Boys statue. Pictured is Council President Corey Pack during a recent council meeting at the courthouse in Easton.

EASTON — The Talbot County Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, in the Bradley Meeting Room at the county courthouse in Easton.

Leading the council’s agenda is an introduction of an administrative resolution to outline pandemic-fueled health safety restrictions at bars and restaurants, set a limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings, and establish a fine for violators of such rules.

The council also will hear from the public on Resolution 290, which seeks to ban from county property statues depicting people, signs or symbols associated with military action.

The resolution, if approved, would prompt the removal of at least the base of the controversial Talbot Boys statue as it stands on the county courthouse grounds.

This is a non-exhaustive overview of Tuesday evening’s agenda. To view the council’s full agenda, visit http://www.talbotcountymd.gov/.

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the meeting room will not be open to the public. The change from the previous 10-person limit came at the recommendation of County Health Officer Dr. Fredia Wadley, who said “the best option would be to not open the meetings to the public.”

Press and presenters still will be allowed to attend, according to Assistant County Manager Jessica Morris.

To access the meeting virtually, visit http://www.talbotcountymd.gov/. Click on the picture of the Talbot County Council on the bottom left hand corner of the page and the associated link will launch the Council Meeting Video streaming page. Closed Captioning is available on the livestream video.

To tune in via YouTube, visit https://www.youtube.com/midshorecommunitytelevision. Easton Cable subscribers can view the meeting through TV-Channel 98. Citizens also can listen to the meeting by calling 833-491-0327

Those who wish to provide public comment are encouraged to submit written public comments to the Talbot County Council via e-mail to publiccomment@talbotcountymd.gov or via mail to County Council, Courthouse, South Wing, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601.

To provide public comments verbally during the County Council meeting, citizens can call 833-491-0327.

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