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COVID 19 07/08/20
REPORT OF TOWN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO COVID 19

TOWN HALL and POLICE DEPARTMENT LOBBIES CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Town Hall is open with limited access to people wearing face masks only.

 

Contact with Town Hall numbers:

Phone: 863-699-3747

Fax: 863-699-3749

Town Staff or any part of Town government may be accomplished by emailing lakeplacidinfo@gmail.com

Contact Police Department Non-Emergency at:

Phone: 863-699-3757

 

ONLINE UTILITY PAYMENTS VISIT: https://mylakeplacid.org/ubs1/index.html

1. All Town owned public restrooms have been temporarily closed in order to minimize usage of high demand supplies. This action also aims to prevent potential spreading of the virus because our employees could not feasibly sanitize the restroom after each use.   The toilet paper was also being stolen as fast as it could be placed.

 2. The Lake June Recreation Facilities have been closed to all games until further notice.

 3. Events at the Government Center are not being scheduled at this time. 

ANYONE USING TOWN FACILITIES DOES SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.   USERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN WELL BEING PURSUANT TO PERSONAL HEALTH PRACTICES.

Town parks are open.

Reservations for use of parks are being taken at this time.    

4. The Town's beaches at Lake June Park are open; however, Police will intervene in the event of a crowd incapable of reasonable social distancing.

4. The Public Works Department and Utilities Department are continuing garbage pickup and utility services as usual although new utility connections may have a delay.

5. GARBAGE PICK UP

Please help us keep this service active in the Town.  It is a violation of Town code and state law to knowingly dispose of contagious material in regular garbage thereby exposing the pickup crew to pathogens.  Please call 863-699-3747 and report contagious materials from any COVID19 quarantine and the Town will work with you to remove the waste. 

6.  Businesses that are closed and have not used the Town's garbage service should notify Town hall of their situation and they will not be billed unless the service is being used.

7.  Enforcement of the Town sign ordinance regarding local restaurants has been placed on hold to allow for announcements of take outs.    

8. Mayor Holbrook has extended the Town's State of Emergency Proclamation to an indefinite time period.   The Town's emergency measures closely follows the Highlands County Board of County Commissioner's emergency declaration measures and the State of Florida.  

9. Finance Department reports as follows:

Mail deliveries (Delayed distribution up to 24 hours)

• Mail deliveries will be immediately put into a plastic container and liberally sprayed with Lysol spray. The untouched mail will be left to dry with the Lysol spray, for a minimum of 24 hours.

10.  Late utility payments will not result in cut off's at this time and penalties will not be assessed subject to reevaluation April 15th.   Meters will continue to be read and bills will continue to be mailed.  Customers are encouraged to pay online by credit card.

11. Town drop boxes are at Town Hall (Lake Placid Government Center) at 1069 US Hwy 27 N, Lake Placid FL and Lake Placid Police Department at 8 N Oak Ave, Lake Placid FL.    Drop box at Government Center is currently by a red post as shown in picture.

 1069 US27 Dropo Box

12. Online payments are the first and foremost means of collecting payments. For online payments customer must visit: https://mylakeplacid.org/ubsl/index.html

Instruction attached.

• USE CAUTION: Current evidence suggests the coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials (which could include currency and paper). Town Staff and citizens are important, this department would like to ensure the health precaution for all and is taking extra precaution when handling cash and parcels.

13. Drop box payments (Delayed posting up to 24 hours)

Secondary, encouraging drop box payment to lessen social interactions to more than 6 feet. The drop box will be checked daily; however, the posting of the payments will be delayed.

• Drop box payments will be removed from the drop box and immediately put into a plastic tub and liberally sprayed with Lysol spray. The untouched envelopes will be left to dry with the Lysol spray, for a minimum of 24 hours.

• Staff may use face mask while retrieving the payments.

14. Person-to person contact (May be rescheduled)

a. New accounts and cash paying customer will be carefully considered on a case by case basis.