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SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MARCH 30, 2020

The Colwich City Council will have a special meeting TONIGHT at 7 pm on Zoom to discuss Resolution 491 declaring a local state of emergency and temporarily expanding the authority of the mayor filling open job positions in the city, the impact of COVID-19 on city projects and filling current job openings. If you would like to listen in, install the Zoom app zoom.us/ on whatever device you plan to use then choose the Join option. The meeting ID is 251-100-588. Please call 796-1025 PRIOR to the meeting if you have questions or need assistance.


PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Due to the risk of COVID-19 spread through surface contact, the playgrounds in the city parks will be closed until further notice. The parks remain open for other activities but please be sure to maintain social distancing to reduce the risk of spreading the disease.


CITY BUILDING IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

The city building is closed to the public at this time. In an effort to help ensure the health and wellness of our employees and citizens, we ask that you use the phone or email whenever possible if you need assistance with your utility bill, building permits/inspections, administration questions, etc. We encourage you to call your payments in to 316-796-1025 or put them in the drop box located by the driveway to the building. You also have the ability to pay fees and fines online at colwichks.org.

Contact Info:
City Office Phone: 316-796-1025
Text: 316-712-8306
Fax: 316-796-0913
Diana Brooks, City Clerk, email: cityclerk@colwichks.org
Stephanie Guy, Deputy City Clerk, email: deputyclerk@colwichks.org

Due to these unusual circumstances, all penalties for dog tag renewals, golf cart/utility vehicle fees/renewals and utility shutoffs are suspended until further notice.

Here is the text of Mayor Banz’s letter to the public:
March 18, 2020

Dear Colwich Residents-
At this time, the city office has been CLOSED to the public in an effort to help ensure the health and wellness of our employees and citizens. I ask that you use the phone or email whenever possible if you need assistance with your utility bill, building permits/inspections, administration questions, etc. I encourage you to call your payments in or put them in the drop box located by the driveway to the building. You also have the ability to pay fees and fines online at colwichks.org. Due to these unusual circumstances, all penalties for dog tags, golf cart/utility vehicle renewals and utility shutoffs are suspended until further notice.

During this chaotic time, we recognize there are going to be many diverse needs in our community and we want to try to address those needs. Our thought is to create a “clearinghouse” of those who need help with those who can provide help. Our initial thoughts include grocery or food delivery, maybe even errand running for the elderly and most importantly childcare- those who need childcare and those who can provide it.

We are working in conjunction with the Colwich Community Foundation to provide resources. Contact information is below.

City Office Phone: 316-796-1025
Text: 316-712-8306
Fax: 316-796-0913
Diana Brooks, City Clerk, email: cityclerk@colwichks.org
Stephanie Guy, Deputy City Clerk, email: deputyclerk@colwichks.org
Colwich Community Foundation: colwichcf@gmail.com or Terri Nicholson, terrigmac22@gmail.com 316-253-6684

We will be sharing ideas daily of things to keep people busy and help pass the time on our Facebook page.

Let’s work together to come through this chaos better and stronger!!
Sincerely,
Angela Banz
Colwich Mayor


LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY

Situations such as this provide us with the opportunity to come together as a community. If you have a need for any kind of help, please contact us so we can connect you with resources we may provide. If you are able to help your Colwich neighbors in any way, please contact us to be put on a list of resources. We look forward to working with you.


BURN SITE RULES DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The burn pile key checkout system is suspended at this time. We will unlock the burn pile from 9 am- 4 pm each day, including weekends. ONLY BRUSH AND LIMBS ARE ALLOWED to be dumped. Any other items left at the burn pile will cause it to be closed indefinitely.


COLWICH BUSINESS BROCHURE AVAILABLE

Click Resource Guide to see the current brouchure of businesses, clubs and organizations in the area. Printed brochures are available in the city office. If you would like to have your business included, please fill out this survey. www.surveymonkey.com/r/92JY228 Thank you.


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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

The City Council meeting is scheduled for the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the City Administrative Center, 310 S. 2nd St. Click March 16th to see the agenda for the next meeting, which will be available the Wednesday before the meeting.

Ordinance 728

The City Council at their meeting on Monday, March 16th adopted Ordinance No. 728. Click on Ordinance No. 728 for the full text of the ordinance.