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COVID-19

City of Sandersville COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the City of Sandersville is committed to continuing to provide our citizens, visitors and staff with essential government services in the most convenient, efficient and professional way possible.

While taking all the necessary precautions that you have heard in the media and from other governmental organizations, we want to also assure you that we will be responsible to your governmental needs during this time of uncertainty.

Some of our methods of operation may change for a short time so we urge you to be patient and understand while limiting you requests for non-essential services as we are preparing our staff and resources to be able to handle requests by telephone, mail, email and computer based applications.

Our public safety personnel will certainly answer calls for service; however, we request that non-emergency calls be kept to a minimum so our resources can be used to the fullest extent in cases of emergency.  The health and safety of our first responders is absolutely essential to the health and safety of our community.

Also vital is the continuity of our reliable utilities.  Because our water, wastewater, electric and telecom facilities are secure, we will continue to provide safe and reliable utility services to all our customers.  In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we ask that customers avoid personal contact with our customer service representatives by using alternative methods of communication and payment, and by doing business through online services, mail, drop-box, or telephone.  Conducting business in this manner will insure no interruption of services to customers.

In order to meet the recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to avoid mass gatherings, the City Hall lobby will be closed.  We ask that you make your utility payment during this time using any of these methods or at our drive-thru window at City Hall.

Solid Waste services are also essential to a healthy community and will continue on schedule.  For the safety of our solid waste provider, we ask that if your household has been identified with a COVID-19 patient or has residents under quarantine, please call our customer service department at 552-2525 and advise our staff so that our provider can take extra precautions when handling your household waste.

To provide positive growth in business, building and remodeling, we remind our businesses and contractors that permits, plans and occupational licenses can be assessed through on-line methods and our staff is available to answer any questions by phone.  This will assist in keeping our customers and our employees healthy with minimal need for personal contact.

Because the economic vitality of our community is so crucial, we ask that you continue to patronize our local businesses while using recommended social distancing and hygienic techniques.

As we continue to monitor this unfamiliar and frightening phenomenon, be assured that we are coordinating with our federal, state and local partners, including our Emergency Management Agency and our local and regional Department of Public Health.  We ask that you be attentive to local news releases and social media posts and do not hesitate to contact our staff for any questions or concerns you may have. 

For current, accurate information visit the Georgia Department of Public Health web site at https://dph.georgia.gov/ or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/ .

Below is a list of City events that have been cancelled, postponed or where normal City business operations will be altered.

 

City of Sandersville Meeting and Event Calendar Changes

1.  City Hall lobby closed for business beginning March 19 until further notice.  Drive-thru will remain open to receive payments. To schedule an appointment for other City Hall services during this time, please call 478-552-2525.

All other City Departments will continue to operate normal hours with restricted duties.

2.  City of Sandersville Planning & Zoning meeting on March 23 postponed.

3.  DDA/ City of Sandersville March 27 meeting postponed.

4.  2nd Friday Touch a Truck event on April 10 cancelled.

5.  Municipal Court cancelled April 13 and April 20.  Defendants should receive reschedule notices in the mail.  If not, please contact the Municipal Court Clerk at 478-552-2525.

6.  PDGA Disc Golf Tournament May 2 – 3 postponed.

7.  2nd Friday Homegrown Farmers Market kick off concert on May 8 postponed.

8.  City Council meetings may be cancelled. Visit our website at www.sandersvillega.net for updates.

For current, accurate information on COVID-19 visit the Georgia Department of Public Health web site at https://dph.georgia.gov/ or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/ .