Scattered across the Town Hall meeting room, their faces covered obscured by masks, the Southold Town Board convened Tuesday morning for a special town board meeting.
The meeting, which was not open to the public, was broadcast live on the town’s website.
The resolutions dealt mostly with essential town business — audits, refunds, hiring staff — that do not require public comment before voting on.
A pair of resolutions approved authorizes two part-time workers to temporarily work full time. Both employees, a minibus driver and food service worker, work for the town’s senior resource center. Supervisor Scott Russell said the coronavirus crisis led to the decision, as a result of expanded home delivery services at the center.
The town also temporarily withdrew several pending public hearings originally scheduled for Tuesday evening.
They include a hearing on extending a moratorium along Route 25 in Mattituck, a hearing on increasing Zoning Board of Appeals application fees and a hearing on a code amendment that would clarify the role of the Historic Preservation Commission with regard to new construction.
It’s unclear when those hearings will be rescheduled.