Released on March 15, 2020 - 6:17pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe wants residents, businesses and visitors to know that as we continue to evaluate the delivery of essential services to our community during the City’s Emergency Declaration, the following actions will take effect at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 16, 2020:

  • All City offices will remain open; however, service delivery will be conducted online or by telephone only.
  • All City Boards, Commissions, and Committee meetings are suspended until further notice. When possible, in-person meetings and hearings will be conducted by teleconferences.
  • Access to all City buildings, indoor recreational facilities, and the Laurel Police Department will be restricted to City employees only.
  • Access to the Office of Finance’s enclosed payment services window, located in the Main Lobby of the Laurel Municipal Center will remain open for City payment/billing services and passport applicants only. The practice of City staff taking pictures for passport applicants has been suspended until further notice. 
  • All community meetings are suspended at all City facilities until further notice.
  • All non-essential, work-related out of state travel for City employees is suspended until further notice.
  • The Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services will continue new construction inspections, however any inspection required to be performed inside occupied homes or commercial/business buildings are discontinued until further notice.   
  • All videotaping or programming required by the Department of Communications that requires staff to enter any occupied home or commercial/business building is suspended until further notice. 
  • At the discretion of the City Administrator, these directives may be waived as necessary for the benefit of the City of Laurel and its Government.
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