The city office of Brownsville has released both the executive order for the closing of City Hall and the declaration of emergency for the city limits.
Each document is listed below:
DECLARATION OF A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY Date March 16, 2020
WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), beginning January 27, 2020; and WHEREAS, the Governor of Kentucky declared a State of Emergency on March 6, 2020 as it relates to the COVID19 outbreak; and WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of Kentucky issued a court order on March 12, 2020 restricting attendance in all Kentucky Judicial Centers and Courthouses; and WHEREAS, President Trump declared a National Emergency on March 13, 2020 as it relates to the COVID19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, the COVID19 pandemic has resulted in the need for the City of Brownsville to take emergency actions; and WHEREAS, the City of Brownsville and our partners across the community are working to coordinate with each other, and with federal, state and local agencies to provide the maximum effective response to this emergency; and WHEREAS, these situations create a considerable hardship for the citizens of Brownsville; and WHEREAS, local government has the responsibility to protect the public health, safety and welfare, and to mitigate the effects of such events.
NOW THEREFORE, I Jerry Meredith, Mayor by the authority vested in me by KRS 39A.100 (2) do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exist in Brownsville for the period beginning March 16, 2020, and continuing, and direct that:
The Local Emergency Operations Plan shall be fully executed.
The Emergency Management Director shall direct the Emergency Services to provide such assistance as can be delivered from available local resources and shall coordinate all agencies of local government to provide assistance to Brownsville; and
All departments and agencies of Brownsville, including all interlocal governmental agencies shall coordinate and cooperate to the fullest extent possible with Emergency Management, the Edmonson County Health Department, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and any federal agencies and shall provide such assistance as may be required for response to this emergency; and
Under this Sate of Emergency, as provided in KRS 39A.100 (2) the mayor can waive procedures and formalities otherwise by the law pertaining to: a) performance of public work, b) entering into contracts, c) incurring obligations, d) employment of permanent and temporary workers, e) utilization of volunteer workers, f) rental of equipment, g) appropriation and expenditure of public funds.
WHEREFORE, this Declaration of a local emergency in Brownsville shall remain in effect until terminated by issuance of another Executive Order when determined that a state of emergency no longer exist and the exercise of extraordinary measures are no longer required for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 3a-2020
IN RE: CITY OF BROWNSVILLE, KY RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national declaration state of emergency to address the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19); and
WHEREAS, on March 6, 2020, Governor Andy Beshear declared a national declaration state of emergency in Executive Order 2020-215 to address COVID–19; and
WHEREAS, the spread of COVID-19 within our Nation’s communities threatens to strain our healthcare systems; and
NOW THEREFORE I, Jerry Meredith, Mayor of the City of Brownsville do hereby order as follows:
In light of the aforementioned and to protect the health and safety of our employees, elected officials, and the general public the City of Brownsville is now hereby closed to the public until further Order.
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