Metro Wire Staff
Portage Co. Board Chairman Al Haga announced on Friday announced next week’s Committee of the Whole meeting has been postponed.
The meeting was Haga’s answer to a heated debate over a mask ordinance proposed by District 1 Supervisor Vincent Miresse. The Committee of the Whole was intended to be an education forum for county board members and the public on the potential of a mask advisory across Portage Co. Several area experts were invited to give a brief presentation during the Aug. 5 meeting.
According to an email from County Clerk Kayla Filen, the meeting was postponed “in light of Emergency Order #1 requiring face coverings issued by Governor Evers on July 30.”
A further comment was expected from Haga and Portage County Executive Chris Holman on Friday afternoon, but Haga said on Friday night the county would not be releasing any additional information.