In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of employees, customers, visitors or others. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations during this pandemic.
Effective Thursday, 3/19/2020, the following protocol will be put into effect:
Utility Department will be closed to the public and will be working with limited staff until further notice. We will accept on-line payments, payments by mail, drive-thru, and there is a drop boxes located at City Hall for water payments. If you have any other pertinent business please call 662-342-3480.
The Parks Department office will be closed to the public and will be working with limited staff until further notice. Park walking trails are open for public use but the Park restrooms, ballfields, and playground equipment will be closed to the public due to the inability to clean after each individual use. Updates on cancellations and closers will be posted to social media by the end of each week. If you need to contact the Parks Department you may do so at 662-342-3468.
The Public Works Department office will be closed to the public and will be working with limited staff until further notice. Public works and utilities will continue as normal.
The Planning Department will be open to the public with limited staff until further notice. If you need to schedule business with the Planning Department or an inspection please call 662-393-6705.
Any questions pertaining to zoning or that is related to the planning commission agenda contact Bob Barber at 662-393-6705.
City Court offices will be operating under modified procedures. Court staff are available at the court office window for payments, court case questions, and other business. If you have any other pertinent business please call 662-342-3541.
The Police Department will continue to respond to all calls for service. The safety of our employees and the public is paramount at this point.
The Fire Department will continue to respond to all calls for service. The safety of our employees and the public is paramount at this point.
The EMS Department will continue to respond to all calls for service. The safety of our employees and the public is paramount at this point.
The Animal Control/Shelter Department will be available by appointment ONLY and will be working with limited staff until further notice. If you have an animal emergency call 662-393-5857. If you are interested in adopting a pet, please call to schedule an appointment at 662-393-5857.
MEMA is gathering information on the economic loss to small businesses throughout the state as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. We are collecting this information so that Mississippi may request an Economic Injury Declaration from the Small Business Administration to aid in the economic loss suffered as a result of the COVID-19 event.
Attached are two documents. First is the actual worksheet. Second is an instruct sheet. Please disseminate this worksheet and instructions to any small business within your respective counties that may have suffered economic hardship as a result of the response efforts of the COVID-19 event. After business owners complete these worksheets, they can submit them directly to the MEMA State Coordinating Officer Todd DeMuth, for inclusion into the SBA declaration request.
There is a deadline of April 1, 2020 to have forms submitted.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
State Coordinating Officer
Office: (601) 933-6352
Cell: (769) 798-7321
Click Here for "How to Request a SBA EIDL Declaration"
Click Here for "Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet"