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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update: What Building and Planning services are available during the State of Emergency?

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MAYOR’S DEPARTMENT - No In-Person Appointments or Services

The health and safety of our employees and the public are our first priority, and we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.  We are abiding by the CDC recommendations and the Governor’s orders.  Our City Hall workforce is working remotely where possible, although offices remain closed to the public.


BUILDING DEPARTMENT:

  • Intake of new applications is suspended.  The counter is closed to the public.
  • For active permit applications, staff is reviewing them and working remotely.  They are available by phone and email during business hours. 
  • Only inspections approved by the Building Inspector or designee will be scheduled.  
    • All non-essential inspections will be cancelled and/or suspended.
    • This will be very limited to essential projects where no inspection alternative is possible.  
    • No inspections for occupied residential buildings or assembly spaces.
    • All inspection documents / plan revisions / paperwork must be submitted digitally.
    • If an inspection is approved, the contractor must provide accommodations for isolation.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT:

  • Intake of new applications is suspended.
  • For active Land Use Board applications, staff is reviewing them and working remotely.  They are available by phone and email during business hours.
  • City Land Use Boards meetings are cancelled for at least the next two weeks, until further notice.

CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT:

  • Civil Service will still continue to accept applications during this time via email or mail.
  • Refer to the Contact information for Civil Service.

MAYOR’S OFFICE:

  • Office staff are available by phone and email during business hours:
  • Lisa Shields, Deputy Mayor, Call 518-414-2118

RECREATION DEPARTMENT:

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS:

  • The City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meetings, but the public will not be allowed to attend in person until further notice.
  • Meetings will be live streamed through our website and our Facebook page and recorded for availability in the Agenda Center
  • Email Mayor Kelly’s office with questions or comments they would like to have entered into the record.

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