COVID 19 INFORMATION

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PRESS RELEASE

MARCH 27, 2020

 

As the COVID 19 pandemic continues to spread across our great nation and state, government officials are tasked with making decisions that protect the welfare of our citizens as well as keeping citizens informed.  The City of Geneva is trying to keep our citizens informed by keeping our city website updated with the most relevant and up-to-date information available to us.  Currently, the City has not issued any directives mandating any specific guidelines or requirements other than what has been issued nationally and by the State of Alabama.

 

Every state, county, and city nationwide has a different approach to combating this virus.  I have been contacted by numerous citizens and everyone has a different opinion on how we need to proceed. Currently, it is the position of the City that we continue to adopt and follow national and state directives. I want to assure you that I as your Mayor and the Geneva City Council are taking this issue very seriously, however, we feel that for now this is the best course of action.

 

Governor Ivey has released a new order placing more restrictions on public gatherings and that will require the closing of some nonessential commercial activity.  I want to reassure our citizens that these closings do NOT affect your ability to obtain food, medicine and emergency health care.  .  All citizens and businesses are expected and required to follow this order. 

 

I am asking that our citizens not panic and stay up-to-date by visiting our website as information and requirements are rapidly changing. 

 

 

Frankie Lindsey

Mayor

PRESS RELEASE

March 16, 2020

 

I would like to take this opportunity to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  I want to assure our citizens that myself as your Mayor, our City Council and city employees are taking the potential risk of this virus spreading to our community seriously.  However, I would like to convey to you that there is NOT a need to panic. 

 

Our nation and state leaders have taken proactive steps in combating this virus.  This morning I met with key staff, the County EMA Director, the Administrator of Wiregrass Medical Center, the City School Superintendent and Board Chairman and Superintendent of Geneva Water Works and all of our agencies  are taking steps to be proactive in the event this virus becomes more wide spread.  We will continue to have regular meetings until such time as this threat is deemed a minimal risk. 

 

As your local government we currently have two main objectives:

 

1. Keep you provided with factual and current information

2. Keep essential services available to you

 

If there is one thing I would like to stress to our citizens, there is a lot of misleading information out there.  Please do not be a part of spreading misinformation.  Information also changes rapidly.  One of the most important things you as a citizen can do is stay informed.

 

The City of Geneva will provide citizens information on our official website.  We will not use social media as a source to provide you information other than an initial post to help get people visiting our website.  Rather than attempt to recap information or repeat information that is currently available on other official websites, we are going to provide you links to the original source. For updated information please refer to this page.

 

All essential services are operating as normal.  You will find a list of canceled, postponed or limited services provided by the City on our website under COVID-19 Information.  

 

Again, be assured the City of Geneva is working to be proactive.  Please stay informed and help keep those that do not have internet access informed with factual reliable information.

 

 

 

Frankie Lindsey

Mayor

INFORMATION ON CITY SERVICES

CITY OFFICES:  All City offices are closed to public access until further notice. Employees will continue to work and will be able to assist you with regular business by phone. If you need assistance please call one of the following departments: 

          General Business/City Clerk’s Office 684-2485
          Police Department Non-Emergency 684-2777
          Municipal Court 684-9216
          Street and Sanitation 684-0700
          Recreation 684-9323
          Sr. Citizens 684-3626
          Library 684-2459

         Geneva Water Works and Sewer Board 684-9810

Non cash payments for City offices can be mailed to Post Office Box 37, Geneva, AL 36340, or placed in the drop box in front of city hall. If you need to make a cash payment please call the department for which payment is due and we will meet you at the door and take your payment.

 

The City will continue to issue payments to vendors as normal. All payments will be by check and will be mailed to the address on file.

GENEVA WATER WORKS AND SEWER:  Office is closed to the public.   Payments can be placed in the drop box in front of city hall, made on online or mailed to P. O. Box 370, Geneva, Alabama 36340. If you need to make a cash payment please call and personnel will met you at the curb and you can make a payment.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  The center is currently closed for all activities.  Home bound meals are still being delivered and regular participants can still receive meals Monday thru Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon by going through the drive through carport.  For more information call 334/684-3626.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT:  All city recreation programs are suspended until further notice.  For more information call 334/684-9323.

MUNICIPAL COURT:  Court for March 23rd has been cancelled.  If you were scheduled to appear please call 334/684-9216 to reschedule.

EMMA KNOX KENAN LIBRARY:  The library temporarily closed.  Staff will continue to work and are available by phone. Books can be returned through the outside drop off. WiFi is available if you park in the library's parking area the network is Library Guest and the password is publiclibrary. 

ROBERT FOWLER PARK:  Playground is closed.

GENEVA CITY COUNCIL MEETING:  Meeting for April 6, 2020 has been moved to the community center located 411 Iris Street.

All other services are available as usual.

GENEVA CITY SCHOOLS 

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