On May 6, 2020,
Governor Lee issued Executive Order No. 34 which extended the
authorization for members of the governing bodies of local governments to
participate in board meetings electronically through June 30, 2020. TAUD
received a Memorandum from the Comptrollerís Office dated June 23, 2020,
which states that Governor Lee does not intend to extend this
authorization past June 30, 2020. A copy of this Memorandum is attached.
Therefore, it's back to business as usual when it comes to holding board
meetings in person for utility districts, utility authorities, and the
governing boards of municipal and county water and sewer systems.
Utilities should continue to follow the Tennessee Pledge: Access
Guidelines for Office Buildings as they apply to board meetings. These
Guidelines can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery/office-guidelines.html
TAUD General Counsel