COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

CITY OF WINSLOW PUBLIC NOTICE DATED JUNE 26, 2020 POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATIONS - PHASE 2 - RE-OPENING OF CITY FACILITIES DELAYED

JUNE 25, 2020 TRANSFER STATION UPDATES:
Beginning Wednesday, July 1st, the City of Winslow will be enforcing the Transfer Station voucher system per Section 5-21 of the City fee schedule.  Each household (within the corporate limits of Winslow, AZ 86047 & water utility customers) will be provided with six (6) annual vouchers, free of charge, to use throughout the year.  Vouchers may be picked up at the Finance Department located at 119 E. First Street.  The Finance Department is open Monday – Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.  Additional vouchers may also be purchased.  Vouchers will only be available to residents within the City of Winslow, AZ 86047 and proof of residency is required when picking up vouchers from the Finance Department. 
Voucher prices are as follows:
Additional City Resident Vouchers
     Any size up to one (1) pick up load:  $5.00
     Utility Trailer:  $20.00
Commercial & Non-Resident Vouchers (available only to customers within Winslow, AZ 86047 zip code)
     Any size up to one (1) pick up load:  $10.00
     Utility Trailer:  $20.00
***Customers outside the City Limits (who are not water utility customers) and commercial businesses will be required to purchase vouchers at the City Finance Department.  Service is limited to areas within the 86047 Zip Code.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW UPDATED PROCLAMATION DATED JUNE 23, 2020 TO INCLUDE REQUIREMENT TO WEAR FACE COVERING IN PUBLIC PLACES WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NOT POSSIBLE


CITY OF WINSLOW PUBLIC NOTICE DATED MAY 14, 2020 POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATIONS - RE-OPENING OF CITY FACILITIES


MAY 11, 2020 TRANSFER STATION UPDATES:

Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, the City transfer station will resume regular operating days and times; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm seven days a week (excluding federal holidays). The transfer station is available for City residents only at this time. Please be prepared to provide proof of residency upon arrival. Vouchers are not being issued until further notice.  COVID safety protocols remain in place including social distancing and face coverings. Patrons must be prepared to unload their own trash into dumpsters as directed by City employees.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GOVERNOR DUCEY'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-33 - RETURNING STRONGER - AMENDING THE STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY, STAY CONNECTED ORDER


CITY MANAGER REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL DATED APRIL 30, 2020

CITY OF WINSLOW PUBLIC NOTICE DATED APRIL 6, 2020 POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATIONS - WASTE MANAGEMENT TRASH COLLECTION & OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE TRASH SERVICE/PICKUP


MAYOR'S AMENDED DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY


CITY OF WINSLOW EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS TIMELINE


CITY OF WINSLOW PUBLIC NOTICE DATED APRIL 2, 2020 POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATIONS


MARCH 31, 2020 TRANSFER STATION POLICY UPDATES

Beginning on April 1, 2020, the City Transfer Station will be open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.  The facility will be available from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM to City of Winslow residents.  Please be prepared to show proof of residency.  This schedule will be tentative and could change at any time depending on the circumstances related to the spread of the Coronavirus.

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 9 - POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATIONS CONCERNING GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 2012-18 TO "STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY, STAY CONNECTED"

For additional guidance regarding the Governor’s newest Executive Order, please refer to the following:

  • This order includes stronger restrictions on social distancing, and people should stay at home if not participating in (1) essential activities, (2) essential functions, or (3) utilizing services or products provided by essential businesses.
  • You can leave your house for these purposes as set forth in more detail in the order (attached).  The City (Police) can’t ask for proof of where you are going.
  • The list of essential businesses stays the same (and the list of essential businesses is long).  The City of Winslow cannot issue orders restricting essential businesses.  We are preempted by the Governor’s orders.
  • The order does place some limitations on non-essential businesses.  Key:  non-essential business operations that do not require in-person on-site transactions may continue to operate (conversely, in-person on-site operations of non-essential businesses are closed). Big picture: some non-essential businesses will be more limited after this order takes effect at 5:00 PM today (Tuesday, March 31, 2020).
  • Businesses and entities that do remain open need to implement rules and procedures to make sure they require physical distancing and spacing of at least six feet.  That would include essential operations, which shall remain open.
  • The City of Winslow may also adjust our operations to promote physical distancing and use of online or teleconferencing services when feasible.
  • Winslow Police will be required to provide notice and opportunity to cure before issuing citations (violations of the Governor’s Order constitutes a class 1 misdemeanor).

Again, on behalf of the City Council and the employees of Winslow City Government, I want to express appreciation for the support and recognition of these updated restrictions by all during the specified time-frame (until April 30, 2020).

Questions and comments may be directed to City Hall at (928) 289-2422.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GOVERNOR DUCEY'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-18 - STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY, STAY CONNECTED - PHYSICAL DISTANCING TO MITIGATE COVID-19 TRANSMISSION

CITY OF WINSLOW PUBLIC NOTICE DATED MARCH 26TH EXECUTIVE ORDER & EMERGENCY DECLARATION POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATION


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE & CHECKLIST PREPARED BY THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 8 - POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATIONS
The City of Winslow will offer Saturday hours at the City Transfer Station beginning on April 4, 2020.  The facility will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This schedule is tentative and could change at any time depending on the circumstances related to the spread of the coronavirus.

CITY OF WINSLOW PUBLIC NOTICE DATED MARCH 23RD EXECUTIVE ORDER & EMERGENCY DECLARATION POLICY UPDATES & CLARIFICATION

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GOVERNOR DUCEY'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-12 PROHIBITING THE CLOSURE OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES


CLICK HERE TO VIEW PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PACKETS

CITY OF WINSLOW PUBLIC NOTICE - GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-09 LIMITING THE OPERATIONS OF CERTAIN BUSINESSES TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THE PRESIDENT'S CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES FOR AMERICA

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION FROM FEMA REGARDING THEIR ELIGIBLE EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE "SHOP FOR THE ELDERLY" PROGRAM


AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 7 - SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES
In light of the many recent restrictions declared by the Governor of Arizona, in the interest of public health and safety, we encourage all citizens to continue supporting our local restaurant establishments offering take-out and delivery options and our local businesses as best we can during this uncertain time.  Bars will be closed as of the close of business hours today, Friday, March 20, 2020, and until further notice.


Preserving the public health in Winslow continues to be the City’s primary concern.  We appreciate the feedback we have received on this notice and apologize for the confusion.  Comments or questions on this may be addressed to John Barkley, City Manager at (928) 289-1414 or via email at jbarkley@winslowaz.gov.

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 6 - CITY FINANCE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Ensuring continuous service for our utility customers is our priority.  However, in the midst of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees as well as yours and our community.  We urge you to follow the recommendations of federal, state, and local health officials for ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Chief recommendation is social distancing and with that in mind, we are asking our customers NOT to make their payments in person and strongly recommend the following options:

Use of Drop Box located directly outside the finance office
Make payment by mail
Register for online payment at https://www.xpressbillpay.com/
Pay by phone (928) 289-5533

We acknowledge the financial hardship this crisis may bring to many of our customers and we will do everything we can to minimize the impact.  Accordingly, we will waive the late fees and will not shut-off your water for non-payment.  Furthermore, we will grant extensions or approve payment arrangements for those who cannot pay their utility bill during this difficult time.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all we can to protect you and our employees.  

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 5 - GROCERY STORE INFORMATION

Here are the website links for our grocery stores.  Log in or call to find out what special services our grocery stores are offering in response to COVID-19:

Winslow Walmart Supercenter #1328
700 Mikes Pike St, Winslow, AZ 86047
Store Phone: (928) 289-4641

https://www.walmart.com/store/1328/winslow-az/details

Winslow Safeway
1601 N Park Dr., Winslow, AZ 86047
Store Phone: (928) 289-3126
Pharmacy Phone: (928) 289-4615
https://local.safeway.com/safeway/az/winslow/1601-n-park-dr.html?utm_source=G&utm_medium=Maps&utm_campaign=G+Places

 Winslow Dollar General # 6864
705 Mikes Pike
Winslow, AZ 86047
Store Phone: (928) 288-5642

http://www2.dollargeneral.com/About-Us/pages/storelocator.aspx?_ga=2.58977710.224323553.1584638910-900152743.1584638910

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 4 - WINSLOW PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSURE
For the health and safety of our patrons, the Winslow Public Library will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18th and will remain closed indefinitely.  Overdue fines will not be charged for any items during this time.  The drop-box next to the front door is still available for the public to return items.  The library's wi-fi will be on from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day.  There is no password required to sign on.

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 3 - RESTAURANT SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
As we continue to navigate our way through the uncertain circumstances associated with COVID-19, the City of Winslow offers COVID-19 Restaurant Safety Recommendations:
•             Cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of ten or more people.
•             Utilize take-out, drive thru or curbside pickup options.
•             When dine-in options are provided, social distancing measures shold be implemented, providing space for
                customers
                to be placed at least six feet apart and no more than four people per table.  This may required reduced seating
                capacity.
•             Restaurants should maintain the highest level of hygiene standards, require frequent handwashing between customer
               interactions and check workers for symptoms before they report to work.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Winslow City Hall at (928) 289-1476.


PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 2 - CONDUCTING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY

The State of Arizona and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease named "Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19). Signs and symptoms of infection with COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

City officials have been working proactively throughout the city to implement protocols and help minimize the spread of COVID-19. We are working on contingency plans to continue daily operations should they be needed.

COVID-19 is spread like the flu. You can help slow the spread of viruses by:
•             increasing distance between people to six feet to help reduce spread;
•             considering cancelling trips and not attending public gatherings;
•             washing hands frequently with soap and water;
•             covering coughs and sneezes;
•             staying home when sick; and,
•             avoiding close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms.

Limiting In-Person Contact: Conducting Business with the City
The City of Winslow has several options for residents who want to conduct daily business while limiting in-person contact.

Building Permits
Building permits can be applied for online at http://www.winslowaz.gov/departments/community_development/index.php.  Call 928-289-2422 during normal business hours if you have a question about the process or to request a building inspection.

 Winslow Water and Sewer Utility Payments
Utility bills can be paid online at www.xpressbillpay.com using the account portal system available through the City website.  Payments can be made over the phone by calling 928-289-5533 during normal business hours. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.  There are two options to pay by check. Mail it to: City of Winslow, 119 E. First St., Winslow, AZ 86047. Payments can also be placed in the outdoor secure drop-box on the north side of City Hall next to the Finance Office door.  We ask all customers to avoid cash payments by utilizing checks or the options listed above, if possible.

The City of Winslow is taking the following precautionary measures:
•             Suspending all events, activities and athletic programs provided by the City of Winslow until further notice.
•             Asking employees to limit in-person meetings.
•             Reviewing contingency plans in case an outbreak interferes with normal city operations.
•             Maintaining close communication with our health department and other local and regional partners.

The City of Winslow will continue to maintain a full Police and Fire Protection.

PUBLIC
NOTICE NO. 1 - USE OF CITY FACILITIES
In an effort to support the ongoing Federal, State and County initiatives related to COVID-19, the City of Winslow announces the cancellation of all City-sponsored public meetings and events until further notice.  This cancellation includes boards, commissions, recreation leagues, indoor pool activities, City Hall meetings, and Winslow Visitors Center events and activities. 
 
The City Council meeting scheduled for March 24, 2020 will be held as scheduled.  Citizens are encouraged to follow along using the live stream audio feature on the City website.  To use this feature, go to www.winslowaz.gov, click on City Council/Agendas and Minutes/March 24, 2020 City Council Agenda.  

City offices and the Library will remain open for business until further notice.  The Library will have wi-fi service available from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM for use in your vehicle.  We are encouraging citizens to communicate via email, phone, or text for the time being and to check our City website and Facebook page for further updates.
 
Feel free to contact John Barkley at (928) 289-1414/jbarkley@winslowaz.gov or David Coolidge at (928) 289-1418/dcoolidge@winslowaz.gov with any questions.

Thank you to all Winslow Citizens for your consideration of this matter.

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