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Declaration of Local Emergency

Post Date:03/18/2020 12:26 PM

City of Kingman Mayor Jen Miles signed the Declaration of Local Emergency in order to potentially receive state or federal relief funds, as they may become available during or after the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens are urged to cooperate with this emergency declaration, especially those guidelines determined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The CDC now recommends no events of ten or more people for the next eight weeks. People are being asked to avoid gyms, bars, clubs, movie theaters, and dine-in restaurants (you can still support local businesses and order food for pickup or delivery, instead). The city is following recommended guidelines from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) by limiting public gatherings, and encouraging the public to practice social distancing. The city is not issuing special event permits through the month of April. There are currently no statewide recommendations to close private businesses, however, businesses that do not adhere to the CDC guidelines are considered to be causing a public health risk.

The city supports precautionary measures to be taken proactively due to the widespread nature of COVID-19 and its threat to public health, safety, and welfare as referenced in Arizona Governor Ducey’s Declaration of Emergency. This local declaration of emergency will help ensure the economic recovery of Kingman and curtail the imminent impact on numerous homes and businesses in Kingman.

City facilities will remain open for the time being but programs, events, and activities that are not essential will be suspended until further notice. Further details regarding suspended programs, events, and activities will be forthcoming. Closures of city facilities may occur as needed in the future and the city will monitor those needs on an ongoing basis.

The City is urging residents to use online or telephone pay services, as a way to limit social interaction at this time. Applications to start water service can be filled out here:

https://www.cityofkingman.gov/government/departments-a-h/finance/utility-billing/water-service-application

As a reminder, it could take up to two business days for service to start, when applying online. 

In addition, for those customers who drop off check payments at the City Complex drop box, or Airway Avenue drop box – those checks dropped off Thursdays will not be processed until the next working business day.

 

Customers can watch videos to assist in creating their online payment systems for their accounts:

https://www.cityofkingman.gov/government/departments/finance/utility-billing/utility-payment-options

Declaration of Local Emergency

 

Copy of emerg 3-17-2020-min (1)


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