The topic of COVID-19 is on the meeting agendas of several public entities which will meet this coming week, with most of the meetings open to the public only through Zoom videoconferencing.

Brown County Commissioners Court members’ agenda items include considering accepting a FEMA grant related to COVID-19 when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, items on the Brownwood school board’s agenda include considering authorizing the superintendent to pursue Texas Education Agency waivers without prior board approval because of COVID-19.

Also at 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Bangs City Council agenda includes a COVID update and consider “options for COVID-19 related relief for utility customers.”

The Brownwood City Council’s agenda for 9 a.m. Tuesday includes a report from Finance Director Walter Middleton on the current and projected financial position and billing policy in light of COVID-19.

A memo from Middleton, which is included with the agenda packet for the council, indicates Middleton will discuss topics including sales tax revenue and water revenue. Middleton will also give a budget review indicating the city’s reserves as of March 31 were at $8.1 million, representing 82 days of operation over three months.

“In my opinion we are well situated to weather the storm for the current year,” Middleton wrote in the memo. “My main concern, at this point, is what we will be faced with in putting together a budget for FY 20/21. Hopefully the crisis will either have abated this summer or we will have a better picture of what we will face in the coming year.”

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Early City Council agenda includes “update on COVID-19 response and consideration of any action needed.”