Fairview declares State of Emergency
The city of Fairview declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 Monday afternoon, March 16.
The decision was made to assist in ensuring the health and welfare of citizens and employees, as well as the economic health of the community. The State of Emergency will enable the municipality to access State and Federal assistance, as well as ensure Fairview businesses have access to future resources.
The declaration suspends all non-essential meetings and events through the end of April. The Fairview City Council will meet on Wednesday, March 18, though the meeting will be abbreviated and will not address all items on the agenda. Future city council meetings and the method of having them will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The State of Emergency means the city's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been canceled, as has all PlayEast! Programming through the end of the month.
Fairview joins a growing list of local municipalities to declare COVID-19 a State of Emergency. The cities of Portland, Gresham and Wood Village have all taken similar steps.
Currently, Fairview City Hall will remain open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to take care of business remotely when possible. People may drop documents in the box located in the city hall parking lot, call, email, or consult the city website for resources.
The suspension of all water service disconnections and utility late payment fees will remain in place through May 1. At that time, conditions will be reevaluated and the accommodation may be extended.
Visit the city website, fairvieworegon.gov, for updates on the latest information around the response to the novel coronavirus, as well as for links to County, State and Federal health agencies.
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