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FROM THE JEROME HUMANE SOCIETY - March 27, 2020
The Jerome Humane Society will be canceling clinic for the next three weeks. We’ll resume r... [more...]
Access to Town services during Town Hall closure - March 17, 2020
Jerome Town Hall (600 Clark Street) will be closed to the public from March 18, 2020 unti... [more...]
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FROM THE JEROME HUMANE SOCIETY
March 27, 2020
The Jerome Humane Society will be canceling clinic for the next three weeks. We’ll resume regular clinic operations on Thursday, April 23 if circumstances allow. If you have an appointment and haven’t heard from us about rescheduling, please be patient. We’ll contact you soon.
If you need help we’re still here!
The humane society team - including Dr. Kennaway - is still available to you in the event that your pet is sick or injured, in need of medication, or if he/she requires essential ongoing care. You can reach us as you usually would at the following numbers:
Main JHS Number 928.235.5960
Sally Dryer 928.301.5079 (text or call)
Teri Klein 928.261.5401 (text or call)
We hope to lighten everyone’s load by distributing pet food and supplies through the weekly Methodist Church food pantry. (Text Teri Klein at 928.2615.5401 if you need something special or require assistance.)
These are uncertain and even scary times, but a small silver lining is that we get to spend more time with the animals we love!
Please stay home, stay safe, and contact us if you need us.
Access to Town services during Town Hall closure
March 17, 2020
Jerome Town Hall (600 Clark Street) will be closed to the public from March 18, 2020 until further notice in accordance with the Emergency Proclamation issued on March 17, 2020 by Mayor Alex Barber.
During this time, we will make every effort to seamlessly accommodate the needs of our citizens.
Town Hall phones will continue to be answered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. At other hours, you can leave a voice message and your call will be returned on the next business day.
EMERGENCIES SHOULD ALWAYS BE CALLED INTO 9-1-1.
EMERGENCY SERVICES will continue to function as usual and the police station and fire station will remain open as in the past.
PUBLIC WORKS functions will continue as usual. There will be no changes in that schedule or in their availability.
WEDNESDAY AND WEEKEND SHUTTLE SERVICES are discontinued until further notice.
We are initiating a FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY SERVICE FOR OUR AT-RISK RESIDENTS. Call Town Hall to make arrangements for us to pick up groceries or other needed items and deliver them to your residence.
In addition, if any residents have any EXCESS SUPPLIES that you would be willing to share with those that need them, please let us know and we will help distribute them where needed.
THE JEROME HUMANE SOCIETY intends at this time to continue to provide clinic services at 600 Clark Street. You will need to enter from the rear (clinic) side of the building rather than through Town Hall.
THE JEROME TOWN LIBRARY will be closed to the public until further notice.
Town Manager/Clerk Candace Gallagher and Zoning Administrator John Knight will remain available for consultation by phone or email during this time. To reach either by phone, call Town Hall at 928-634-7943 during normal business hours. Email can be sent at any time to Candace Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org and to John Knight at email@example.com and they will respond as soon as possible.
Other staff may also be reached by leaving a message at Town Hall or emailing them. Full contact information is on our website, www.jerome.az.gov.
COUNCIL AND BOARD MEETINGS will continue as scheduled but will address only essential matters. We are currently looking into live streaming options to facilitate public access without the need to be physically present. More information on that will be posted as it becomes available.
UTILITY PAYMENTS by check can be dropped off in the dropbox located just outside the main entrance to Town Hall. Payments can also be made via credit card by phone by calling Town Hall during normal business hours. If you must pay in cash, call Town Hall for further instructions.
For questions regarding BUILDING PERMITS OR INSPECTIONS, call Town Hall during normal business hours.
JEROME MUNICIPAL COURT: If you need to make a payment on your ticket or your case, please go to www.azcourtpay.com (az court pay). If you want to pay in cash, you can do that at CVS Pharmacy, Family Dollar or 7-11 stores but you will need a bar code. If you don't already have a bar code from a prior notice sent to you, you can obtain one at the azcourtpay.com website. Watch the brief video on "How to Pay with Cash" or "How to Pay Online" for further instructions.
If you have any other questions, call Town Hall at (928) 634-7943, or email Candace Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Barber's Emergency Declaration
March 17, 2020
Mayor Alex Barber has issued a proclamation declaring an emergency with respect to the coronavirus. The Town Library is closed to the public until further notice, and Town Hall will be closed beginning tomorrow until further notice. Essential services will not be interrupted. Emergency services and public works will continue to function as usual. Phones will be manned at Town Hall during regular operating hours. Additional information will be posted here soon regarding other services and how to access them during this time. Our goal is to minimize the impact on our residents while safeguarding them and our staff.
Here is the text of the proclamation:
DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, A.R.S. § 26-311 authorizes the Mayor of the Town of Jerome, Arizona or his/her designee to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency when the Town of Jerome is affected or likely to be affected by a public calamity; and
WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan Town, Hubei Province, China in December 2019, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers this virus to be a significant public health threat that has, and continues to spread globally; and
WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 illness a public health emergency of International concern and on January 31, 2020 the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 illness; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020 the Governor of the State of Arizona, Douglas A. Ducey, determined that the COVID-19 outbreak presents conditions in Arizona that justified his declaration of a State of Emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020 President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency due to the COVID-19 illness; and
WHEREAS, on March 15, 2020 the national Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services recommend that (1) for the next 8 weeks organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more, (2) statewide closures of Arizona schools through Friday, March 27, 2020 and (3) recommend telework and other alternatives when available; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020 President Trump issued his “Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread” which provides guidance to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people and direction to “listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities”; and
WHEREAS, prudence requires that precautionary measures be taken proactively due to the widespread nature of COVID-19 and its threat to public health, safety, and welfare as referenced in the Governor's Declaration of Emergency, and that impacts from the same threaten public health and safety and the economic recovery of Jerome; and
WHEREAS, the widespread nature of COVID-19 constitutes an immediate threat to life, public health, safety, and welfare, and to the economic recovery of Jerome; and
WHEREAS, this local declaration of emergency will help ensure the economic recovery of Jerome; and
WHEREAS, the immediate threat of COVID-19 is a growing problem in the State and precautionary measures are necessary to curtail the imminent impact on homes and businesses in Jerome because it is a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the general public in Jerome; and
WHEREAS, the above facts give credence to the conditions of extreme peril and public health emergency; and the declaration of a local emergency will enable the Town of Jerome to provide emergency resources, request additional resources and receive mutual aid from other political sub-divisions and entities.
NOW THEREFORE, lT IS HEREBY PROCLAIMED AS FOLLOWS:
- A local emergency exists in the Town of Jerome due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- As a result of said emergency, I hereby impose the following regulations to preserve the peace and order of the Town:
- Closing public access to the Jerome Town Library located at 600 Clark Street until further notice; and
- Closing public access to Jerome Town Hall located at 600 Clark Street until further notice while preserving essential services for Town residents;
- Strongly encouraging our bars and restaurants to observe CDC guidelines, to restrict groups to 10 or less individuals, to provide seating at least six feet apart, and to encourage take-out rather than dine-in orders.
IT IS FURTHER PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED that during the existence of said local emergency, the powers, functions, and duties of the emergency organization of this Town shall be those prescribed by State Law and by Ordinances and Resolutions of Town of Jerome. Citizens are urged to cooperate with this emergency declaration and, to every degree possible, abide by the safety announcements, advisories, and restrictions established by the Town, by Yavapai County, and by the State of Arizona and to cooperate with the community's public safety agencies and emergency services personnel.
Additional information for those needing Town services will be provided soon on the Town’s website at www.jerome.az.gov.
DATED this 17th day of March 2020
Christina “Alex” Barber, Mayor