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Buckeye Mayor declares local emergency

Post Date:03/18/2020 1:05 pm

Buckeye Mayor Jackie A. Meck issued a proclamation today declaring a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus. 

Issuing the proclamation allows the Mayor to direct the City Manager to take quick action in coordinating emergency operations to manage the spread of COVID-19 and have access to funding without convening a formal Council meeting. It also lays the groundwork for Buckeye to be eligible for federal funding reimbursement in the future. 

“We’re taking these measures as a precaution to ensure everyone in Buckeye is safe and to properly manage COVID-19,” said Mayor Meck. “You can rest assured that all essential city services – police, fire, water, sewer and trash service will continue without interruption.” 

Utility customers can conduct business by phone, email or through the customer service portal on the city’s website. Police and Fire personnel received proper training and appropriate protective equipment when responding to calls. 

Parks and Recreation programs, park rentals and services interrupted by this situation will receive a communication from the city discussing options for credit or refunds.  Please allow our staff to contact you and be patient, as this process will take some time to fully complete. 

Residents with library books are encourage to keep since they are automatically renewing and fines waived until further notice. 

Buckeye will continue to follow CDC, state and county recommendations regarding COVID-19, and encourages residents to do the same. Remember to check on family and friends during these unprecedented times. 

Over the past week, Buckeye implemented other safety measures as this situation changed and developed. A complete list of city facilities, programs and events affected by COVID-19 are on the city’s website buckeyeaz.gov/covid-19response that is updated continuously.

 

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