UG Commission to consider COVID mitigation plan tonight

The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to consider a COVID-19 mitigation plan for staff at the 7 p.m. meeting tonight.

Discussed during a Monday night UG committee meeting, the mitigation plan would give $400 each to employees who are vaccinated and also require COVID testing for employees who are unvaccinated. An additional $100 would be given to employees who get a booster shot.

The $1 million for these incentives would come from federal American Rescue Plan Act funds that the UG is receiving.

Those employees who do not show proof of being fully vaccinated would have to undergo weekly COVID testing, under the plan. The testing would start Dec. 1.

The plan does not require vaccinations, but it requires weekly testing of those who are not vaccinated.

To view an earlier story about the vaccination plan, see

Also on the 7 p.m. agenda is an amendment to the West Lawn Development Agreement at the Legends Outlets allowing for the disbursement of the remaining funds in the community improvement district bond project fund, on the condition that the developer either pave the parking lot or the UG approve a redevelopment plan for the parking lot by Nov. 30, 2022.

There also will be a special session at 5 p.m. tonight to discuss how to spend ARPA funds.

A number of planning and zoning items, and Land Bank items also are on the 7 p.m. agenda, which can be found at

The meetings will be on Zoom, and also will be available by telephone, as well as can be seen on YouTube and UGTV cable television.

The Zoom link for the 7 p.m. meeting is at

The passcode is 480368 and the webinar ID is 836 6601 0794.
The toll-free telephone numbers are 888-475-4499 and 877-853-5257.

The 5 p.m. meeting is on Zoom at

The passcode is 142455 and the webinar ID is 868 0162 0893.

The toll-free phone numbers for the 5 p.m. meeting are 888-475-4499 and 877-853-5257.

For more information on how to access the meetings, visit