COVID 19 VIRUS ANNOUNCEMENT
Members of the Select Board, in consultation with the Towns Emergency Management Director, held an emergency meeting this morning to execute the following actions with the hopes of minimizing the spread of the COVID 19 Virus, protecting the public, our employees, and town officials as well as providing current and accurate information related to the Pandemic.
Shelburne Select Board has declared a State of Emergency effective immediately. This action allows the town, in part, to create and assemble the necessary emergency response task forces and to seek reimbursement for any costs incurred by the town related to the pandemic.
All town-owned buildings are closed to public access effective immediately however, we strongly encourage all residence to consider the Town still “open for business” as town employees will report to work to continue to assist the public via telephone, email, and the US postal service, correspondence until further notice. A large mail carrier box has been placed in the foyer of Town Hall. There is also a locked drop box available for non-cash payments or confidential materials.
While we await a final legal opinion from town counsel regarding the Governor’s Executive Order suspending certain provisions to the open meeting law, members of the Select Board have also enacted the following:
On behalf of the Select-board and all the town’s employees, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this difficult and uncharted time.
Stay safe and do remember the #1 thing you can do to help prevent the spread of this virus is to wash your hands.
Posted: to Emergency Management Committee on Mon, Mar 16, 2020
Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2020