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Moyle addresses militia comment in effort to help businesses hurt by COVID-19

 

The Delta County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution yesterday to support businesses closed due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state.

 

The current ban on indoor dining ends Friday. The Governor has not said if she will extend it.

 

Commissioner Dave Moyle read the resolution.

 

“The Delta County Board of Commissioners shall support no endeavor, financially or through ordinance, that will in any way single out, harm, discriminate against any business owner that opens their establishment with responsible PPE and social distancing,” he read.

 

The resolution goes on to say that it does not have the power of law and cannot be used to avoid state penalties. 

 

Moyle ended the meeting yesterday saying he is going to advise bar and restaurant owners that if Governor Gretchen Whitmer doesn’t allow them to reopen with indoor dining that they take steps to protect themselves.

 

“I would actively consider forming a rapid response militia of very well educated armed people stand at my property line,” he said. “I’m not talking about redneck guys spitting tobacco with firearms but it is coming to that point. I hope I’m wrong. I hope she is the bigger person and starts unlocking.”

 

The resolution is being sent to the Governor and other elected officials. The county yesterday extended it own emergency declaration another 28 days.

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