Metter City Hall has reopened for business this week after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

According to City Manager Carter Crawford, City Hall continues to operate under its previous social distancing guidelines, limiting the number of customers to two at a time.

City Hall was closed the week of July 1 after an employee tested positive. All personnel were tested and offices were cleaned and sanitized. 

The decision was made on Thursday, July 9, to reopen this week, Crawford said. However, the July meeting of City Council has been postponed to Monday, July 20, as well as a public hearing that was originally scheduled for this week. The meeting and public hearing will be held at Metter Police Department on East Lillian St.

The Public Hearing will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 20, to consider an application request by Jincy Fordham for a conditional use request for the property located at 15 N. Kennedy Street as a small business for a dog kennel. 

The purpose of this meeting is to hear public comments for and/or against Fordham’s request. Ample opportunity to be heard will be given to any citizen and all parties who are interested in attending the hearing.

The regular City Council meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m. 

Due to anticipated continuation of guidance from CDC, Department of Health and the Governor’s Office, the city will broadcast this hearing and meeting via teleconference. Anyone having any questions for City Council or wishing to participate in the public hearing can do so by calling 978-990-5222 (Access Code: 5104514). Long distance charges may apply. 

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