Updated on July 30, 2021 — The Logan County Board of County Commissioners approved the resolution with a 3-0 vote.
District 3 Commissioner Monty Piearcy made the motion and was second by District 2 Commissioner Kody Ellis.
“I want to thank the county commissioners for bringing this up,” Logan County resident Don Spencer said to the BOCC. “As we’ve seen in this state, the response of the State thinking they need to respond to the federal government on this issue — I’m so grateful we have a push back and if it starts with Logan County, so be it.”
The Logan County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will consider taking action that will ask state elected officials to protect the privacy and liberties of county residents. The drafted resolution calls for protection from “overreaching federal government bureacrats.”
The item comes after Sheriff Damon Devereaux spoke about the door-to-door vaccine outreach earlier this month.
District 1 Commissioner Marven Goodman placed the item for the commissioners to consider at the July 30 meeting, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Logan County Courthouse Annex (312 E. Harrison Ave.).
The resolution calls for “state elected officials to protect the privacy and liberties of our County Residents from any unsolicited intrusions of their property to collect any information concerning our resident’s personal medical information by overreaching federal government bureaucrats.”
The item also states, “This resolution is intended to formally unify the Logan County Board of Commissioners as the county’s executive body with the previous statement of intent on this topic by the Logan County Sheriff as the county’s chief law enforcement officer at our previous County Board of Commissioners meeting of July 15, 2021.”
During the July 15 BOCC meeting, Devereaux said his deputies will remove any unwelcomed person(s) off their property when it comes to possible door-to-door vaccinations.
“We don’t know what it’s going to look like, or if it’s even going to happen, but our (Logan County Sheriff’s Office) stance is if somebody comes to your house — in this county — asking about vaccines, health care and you don’t want them on your property please ask them to leave,” Devereaux said. “If they don’t, contact us, and we will educate them on what that means. If we have to arrest them, we will.”
The proposed resolution (listed below) also states that Logan County will not require their employees to take, or to prove they have taken, any vaccination as a condition of their employment.