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Flint City Hall temporarily closing to the public effective March 17

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Flint City Hall will temporarily close to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as part of this administration’s continued commitment to responding quickly and proactively regarding the continuing spread of COVID-19.

“The health, safety and welfare of our residents and our employees is and always has been our guiding principle,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “Essential city services will continue and all departments have established alternative means of doing city business whenever possible.”

The city of Flint is canceling all nonessential meetings and keeping other gatherings, like those at community centers, to 30 people or fewer.

Neeley is recommending all local establishments-including places of worship, restaurants, businesses, movie theaters, etc.-voluntarily adhere to these protocols issued by the state of Michigan:

  • Gather in groups of 30 or fewer.
  • Cancel large gatherings including concerts, conferences, and sporting events
  • Limit room capacity to 50 percent of actual room capacity.

Take-and-go meals will be available at several city locations including Berston Field House, Brennan Community Center and Hasselbring Senior Center. Residents who need assistance should contact those facilities directly for additional information.

For ciity of Flint employees, additional precautions have been instituted for first responders and others who perform city functions that require direct interaction

Neeley also announced March 23 that the city of Flint is offering water service reconnection to residents. Although no water shut offs have occurred in the city for five months, the order helps to ensure all Flint families have access to water.

All residents are encouraged to continue paying their water bills and to pay online if at all possible. This is the safest option for you and our employees. To encourage online bill payment, the city of Flint is waiving all fees for online bill payment until further notice.

The city of Flint also has a dropbox available for payment by check or money order. This red drop box is located outside the front doors of Flint City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw Street. Cash should not be deposited. Some grocery convenience stores also offer bill payment services for those who must pay in cash. The city’s customer service agents remain available at 810-766-7015 for questions about water bills.

 

 

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