The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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City's Response to COVID-19

CITY OF CRAWFORDSVILLE

                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      March 16, 2020

 

City of Crawfordsville- COVID-19 Pandemic Response

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – The City of Crawfordsville is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic and has taken several actions.

  • Mayor Barton is meeting with department leaders on a daily basis.  These meetings include updates from Montgomery County Health Department, Montgomery County Emergency Management and operational reports from each department. 
  • Crawfordsville Police & Fire Departments have enacted operational changes to reduce the risk of exposure and ensure the health of responders and the community they serve.  
  • City of Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and will coordinate local efforts, resources, etc.
  • All city departments have prepared plans to ensure continuity of essential operations with reduced staffing due to illness.
  • City operations that are not time-sensitive may be temporarily disrupted.
  • Sick time policies for city employees are being temporarily adjusted with department leaders being given more operational latitude.
  • All out-of-state work related travel by city employees has been suspended.
  • The following city facilities will be closed to public access beginning March 16, 2020 but offices will be staffed and available by phone-
  • City Building, 300 E. Pike St.
  • Fusion 54, 101 W. Main St.
  • Street Department, 107 N. Vermont St.
  • Waste Water Department, 515 Bluff St.

    9. Crawfordsville Parks & Recreation Department, 922 E. South Blvd., has canceled all senior programs effective immediately.  Parks & Recreation Community Center will close completely beginning Tuesday, March 17.  The offices will remain staffed and available by phone. 
    10. Sunshine Vans will be available for medical trips only.
    11. City of Crawfordsville Utilities Office will not be accepting payments in person.  Payments may be deposited to the city building drop box, over the phone at 1-844-562-1960 or online at www.crawfordsville.net
    12. Public meetings of city boards, commissions, etc. will only be held if there is a time-sensitive agenda.  These will be reviewed on an individual basis and ample notice will be issued for canceled meetings. 
    13. Mayor Barton’s Community Forum originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 has been cancelled.  Anyone wishing to speak with the mayor may call his office or email him directly. 
    14. Crawfordsville City Council and Board of Public Works and Safety members are being updated on a regular basis. 
    15. A podcast update is being scheduled for mid-week to provide the latest information.

Media inquiries can be directed to Mayor Todd D. Barton at 765-634-5160 or via email tbarton@crawfordsville-in.gov

Current and accurate information is available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.coronavirus.gov) or the Indiana State Department of Health website (www.in.gov/coronavirus).

MAYOR’S OFFICE
* 300 E. PIKE ST. * 765-364-5160 *