On March 7, the Governor issued Executive Order 202, declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York. Over the course of the next several weeks, the Governor has issued updates to the original Executive Order.
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 202.11. Fire districts and other municipalities should be aware of one change with respect to public bidding that was included in that order:
Section 103(2) of the General Municipal Law, Section 144(1) of the State Finance law, Section 376(8)(a) of the Education Law, and Section 359(1) of the Public Authorities Law to the extent necessary to allow the non-public opening of bids; provided, however, that where practical, public entities shall record or live stream id openings so that the public has the opportunity to view such bid openings….
The statutory provisions referenced in the Executive Order are temporarily suspended or modified through April 26, 2020. Information about this and other COVID-19 Executive Orders may be found here.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the the impact of this Executive Order or other municipal legal matters, please contact Peter J. Weishaar, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.512.3542. Peter’s municipal practice includes the ongoing representation of planning and zoning boards, as well as the representation of fire districts and other municipalities on an ongoing basis and as special counsel in litigation matters.
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