from Dennis L. Heath, CMM
China Town Manager
In light of the Governor’s latest order, I am informing you of actions we are taking to comply. I have discussed this with our department heads first thing this morning, coordinated with the Chairman of the Select Board, then informed the entire staff via a Zoom meeting.
Here is your daily summary for April Fool’s Day, 2020:
- Implementation of the Governor’s “Stay Healthy at Home” order is complete and takes effect tomorrow, with the exception of the Transfer Station, when it will take effect next Tuesday
- New secure dropbox is mounted and ready for business; small white lock-box with mail slot at the top under a lid; non-sensitive items may still be placed in the mailbox if desired
- Mail retrieval and bank deposits will be done daily; rotating between Becky and Julie
- We are working with Consolidated to automatically forward the phones each day, but if necessary, we will manually forward them; we are also changing the outgoing message to reflect the current scenario
Transfer Station: Open Tuesday 7 am – 3 pm; Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; and Saturday 6:30 am to 1 pm; only two on duty at any given time
Public Works: Standby only; stay at home; unposting roads today; delaying install of docks until after Apr 30
Town Office: On call at home; main number forwarded to Becky and she will assign work; if a call-back is necessary, the individual requested will make the call; appointments for essential business only; no drive-through service; most have remote access capability; Becky will check mail daily; packages will be redirected to where they can be received and then brought to the Town Office
Code Enforcement: Continue working remote from home; appointments will be for essential services only; permits will be given a full 30-day review (per ordinance) prior to issuing
Public Notification: Sending out direct mail information sheet today to ensure everyone is notified
Meetings: We will continue to host Zoom meetings, so if there is a need, please let me know a day and time and we will work out the details; participants without a computer/smart phone can join with a regular phone; we have the ability to broadcast these meetings over LiveStream for those who just want to watch and listen
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