City of Kingman, City Complex in Downtown. (Photo: Charles Black)
KINGMAN – The City Council is still conducting its meeting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, but has canceled all April meetings. The Council can hold special meetings, in the event that certain city business needs to be addressed. The Municipal Utilities Commission will hold its meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020, however City Commission meetings will also be canceled for the month of April. The Council is encouraging the public to use the live-streaming services the city currently offers, like YouTube, to watch all city public meetings. The meetings can also be viewed on local cable access, Channel 4.
With the growing public health concern regarding COVID-19, the city is following recommended guidelines from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) by limiting public gatherings, and encouraging the public to practice social distancing. Recommendations for the next eight weeks is for organizers to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more. This recommendation does not apply to the day-to-day operation of organizations such as businesses.
“The health of our team is essential to the operations of the services the city provides,” said Kingman City Manager Ron Foggin. “The city is receiving constant updates, and following recommendations from health officials to ensure we can continue to conduct operations in a safe manner,” he said.