The Village of Sister Bay Board took the extraordinary action of making an emergency declaration at a specially called meeting Monday night held at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Department. President Dave Lienau says the measure, which was approved unanimously, is necessary because government reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic is changing quickly.
Village Attorney Randy Nesbitt says time is of the essence in giving the village the immediate power that he compared to Martial Law.
Lienau adds that just because the Sister Bay governing board can impose rules that would otherwise infringe on people’s rights, does not mean any action will be taken. He says although no COVID-19 cases have been reported locally, the Sister Bay area has one of the most susceptible populations.