Like many of you, we have been waiting for a very long time to re-open our facilities, and I am happy to say that on Monday, April 5, 2021, City Hall, as well as Police, and Fire Administration, will be reopened to the public.

This follows nearly a year of fully serving the public virtually, something we had never experienced or were prepared for. We quickly became experts in technology and developing virtual and remote services that would allow your needs to be met and for staff and the community to stay connected.

Things weren’t always perfect, and we received plenty of comments, but I want to thank all of you and our staff, who worked together to find ways to keep the City moving safely forward in sometimes unfamiliar ways. But no matter how creative we got, it is just not the same as working face-to-face with you, and we are thrilled at the prospect of welcoming you back.

For a little longer, we will continue to support public and staff safety by requiring masks inside all City facilities per the CDC recommendations and checking temperatures before anyone enters our facilities. Free COVID testing will continue outside our Community Center each Friday, and we will share the latest updates from Public Health on vaccine availability. We are cautious but hopeful. However, on Monday, we are joyfully taking that important first step to getting back to business.