|3/27/2020 12:31:00 PM|
Chisago City cancels meeting,
restricts access to city offices, DMV
At a brief March 17 emergency meeting, Chisago City Council members sat in a circle six feet apart and took several actions to protect the public, city staff and themselves from COVID-19.
- The regular March 24 council meeting was canceled. Public hearings scheduled for that night are rescheduled, to a council meeting set for Tuesday, April 14.
- The council voted to immediately restrict public access to city offices. City office staff will continue to work inside a locked building. The public can contact staff by telephone, mail or email.
- City maintenance workers continue working.
- The council considered taking action to increase employee sick leave. They decided to consider extensions on a case-by-case basis after Administrator John Pechman said the majority of city staff have many hours of unused paid leave.
- People who have rented facilities at Ojiketa Park May 25 through June 30 will get a full refund of their deposit if they decide to cancel those reservations now.
- All city commission meetings are canceled through April 6.
- Administrator Pechman explained that the state license bureau located adjacent to the Chisago City offices is one of 23 license bureaus closed through April 6 by the State of Minnesota. Law enforcement is expected to not issue citations for recently expired driver’s licenses and license plates and tabs during this period.