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Town Hall to Close to the Public Beginning Jan. 6

Officials Make Decision in Response to Rising COVID-19 Numbers

 

In response to the latest COVID-19 trends in the state and region—particularly regarding number of cases, infection rates and hospitalizations—the Town of Garner has decided to close Town Hall to the public effective 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, until further notice. This decision has been made to better protect staff and the community during this especially dangerous phase of the pandemic.

The Town Council's Jan. 19 regular meeting and Jan. 26 work session will be held virtually and will be live streamed at facebook.com/townofgarner. Details regarding public comments and participation in public hearings for the Jan. 19 meeting will be shared at a later date.

The Jan. 11 Planning Commission meeting will be a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting. Town Hall will be open to the public for that meeting; however, people who are not intending to speak at the meeting are strongly encouraged to stay home and watch the live stream at facebook.com/townofgarner.

Development Services (Planning, Engineering and Inspections) will continue to receive submittals and correspondence by means of drop-off bins that are located in the Town Hall main entrance vestibule. These bins are accessible 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For details about how to use the bins for submittals or correspondence, please visit garnernc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1120/17. For Development Services-related assistance, please call 919.773.4433.

Bill payments will not be accepted at Town Hall during this closure of the building to the public, and residents are asked to NOT use the outside dropbox. Residents wanting to make bill payments to Raleigh Public Utilities or the Wake County Tax Office can do so online or by mailing payments. For Town of Garner payment assistance, please call 919.773.4411.

For continuing updates about the Town's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit garnernc.gov and follow the Town of Garner on social media.

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