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Utility disconnects, late-payment penalties are waived until further notice

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF FAIRVIEW  - The city of Fairview closed City Hall until further notice as of Monday, March 23. The city of Fairview has made a number of changes in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus and comply with Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home orders issued on Monday morning, March 23.

"The city is basically hunkering down based on the emergency order," said Mayor Brian Cooper. "We're focused on protecting city staff. A lot of them are working remotely. City Hall is shutting down. (Park) playground equipment is shutting down.

"The city's doing what it can," he added. "It's not a big city. We don't have a lot of resources. We're limited in what we can do."

Here are some of the measures the city is taking:

• All committee, commission, and board meetings are canceled until further notice except for the PlayEast! recreation program, which will have a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 7, to plan fundraising events and City Council who will be holding a virtual meeting on April 15

• City Hall is closed to the public as of March 23

• All city park public play equipment is closed as of March 23

• Municipal Court is closed until the middle of May

• The city has increased signing for its utility payment drop-box and encouraging its use

• All nonessential city employees developed and implemented an off-site telecommuting plan as of March 24

• City Hall and Community Building are closed to all rentals

• City Hall drinking fountains are turned off

• All utility disconnects for nonpayment are suspended along with penalties and late charges be waived.

• The Multnomah County Sheriff's office shifted all public services provided and Fairview office to the Troutdale Policing Center.

• City utility bills and Fairview Point Newsletter were sent out March 23, one week early

• U.S. Census access activities are placed on hold

For more information on the city of Fairview's response to the coronavirus crisis, visit fairvieworegon.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx

 


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