City of Gillespie Mayor John Hicks has declared a state of emergency for the city of Gillespie in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The declaration followed an emergency council meeting held Monday morning and takes effect today, March 16, and continues until it is terminated by Mayor Hicks or city council action.
The declaration clarified there are no known local coronavirus (COVID-19) cases known to the city of Gillespie at the time of the declaration however Hicks determined preventative measures should be implemented immediately in the abundance of caution.
Included in the declaration are the cancellation of all scheduled events at the Gillespie Civic Center, no public entrance to the City Hall, and no public attendance at upcoming public meetings.
The city offices will remain open but only available by telephone and transacting business by the way of the drop box in front of City Hall, email and fax. Anyone wanting to appear via teleconference at any upcoming public meeting may do so by getting on the agenda and making arrangements to call in at the time of the meeting.
The next public meeting for the city has been canceled which was the public works, safety, and finance committee meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23.