CLINTON TWP. — The Clinton Township Board of Trustees will take its first steps in rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic during Monday’s meeting.


Scheduled for 7 p.m. at the township hall, 172 W. Mich. Avenue, Monday’s meeting will be one of the first since the pandemic began to make an impact locally in which individuals of the community will be able to attend in person.


No more than five people will be allowed to attend the board’s meeting. Social distancing must be practiced and masks must be worn in order to attend. Those who do not bring a mask will be provided one. A notice posted on the hall’s main doors states that masks must be worn inside the township hall at all times.


The Clinton Township Hall has been closed to the public since March 23.


Individuals beyond the limit of five people in attendance can still access the meeting by phoning in to the meeting at 517-456-6701. Those with concerns, questions and township matters they wish to address are welcome to email supervisor@twpofclinton.com.


“This is a big step for us,” Basil Greenleaf, township supervisor, said. “We are trying to get back to normal and this is one way we are going about it.”


In preparation for the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election, the board discuss how they can make the township hall a safe, enclosed space for voters.


According to Greenleaf, the board will be acting on such items as plexiglass shields placed between voters and election workers; additional purchases of masks and other supplies such as hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray; and all tables and voting booths will be spaced 6 feet apart.


“We are going to accommodate and do what we can to ensure the safety of our voters and our election workers,” Greenleaf said. “The pandemic has cost us some money; we have also lost some money because of it. Safety of our residents though, is and always will be, a No. 1 priority.”


According to the township board’s agenda for Monday’s meeting, other items the board will discuss include:


• Greenleaf 's monthly report to the board.


• Basic upkeep and maintenance of Riverside Cemetery.


• An update from the township planning commission.


• Updates on projects along Liberty Lane and Adams Drive.