March 10, 2020 11:43 AM
CITY OF BURLINGTON FURTHER ADJUSTS FOR COVID-19
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Posted March 17, 2020. Last updated: March 24, 2020:
The City of Burlington on March 24, 2020 is further adjusting for COVID-19 measures in accordance with recommendations from federal, state and local agencies.
City of Burlington offices are closed until further notice. Employees have been furloughed with the exception of those deemed most critical, such as Burlington's police and fire forces.
We realize the impact to you from these extreme measures will be significant. It is our great hope that these measures will result in drastically slowing the spread of the COVID-19 crisis and less damage to the economy overall.
With Burlington City Hall closed until further notice, please refer to the information below for details on specific city services:
• Please pay utility bills online at www.xpressbillpay.com or by phone at 800-720-6847
• Use the all-hours drop box at north end of City Hall Parking lot, 833 S Spruce Street
• Closed to the public until further notice.
• All library meeting reservations are cancelled through April 30.
• If patrons have materials checked out, all due dates have been extended until May 1. Please do not return library materials at this time.
• Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7 and will not be password protected. Wi-Fi users can pull up in front, or on the side, of the building and remain in their car to access public library Wi-Fi.
• While the library is closed, online resources are available—including e-books, e-audiobooks, online learning, and a new resource page for both children and adults during this time.
• For updates and additional information and resources please check the library website burlingtonwa.gov/library, and follow burlington public library wa on Facebook.
Police 360-755-0921, email@example.com
• Building is closed to the public, but clerks are available to respond to phone call and emails.
• In an emergency, always call 911. Burlington Patrol remains staffed and available 24/7.
• Non-emergency dispatch, call 360-428-3211
• Building is closed to all non-emergency business activities and station tours. Phone calls will be answered Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and in off-hours only when duty crew is in quarters/available. All voicemails will receive response within 24 hours.
• In an emergency, always call 911
• For additional information and email contacts, visit burlingtonwa.gov/100/Fire, and follow BFD on Facebook facebook.com/BurlingtonWAFire/?ref=bookmarks
Parks & Recreation
• Park shelters, play structures and bathrooms are closed until further notice. City park and trail spaces are accessible to walkers. Please observe social distancing along with CDC and Skagit County Public Health recommendations when using them. Skagit River Park gates are closed to traffic, but pedestrians are welcome.
• Spring/Summer programs after April 27 are still open for registration for programs, pending further notice.
• All special events, recreation programs, field rentals and facility rentals are cancelled through April 27, pending further evaluation.
o Kids Giant Garage Sale, Gear Sale, and Scrapbook & Crafting Supply Sale events will be rescheduled. For event & recreation program updates, please follow @burlingtonparksandrec on Facebook or consider signing up for Notify Me Parks & Recreation alerts.
• Free WiFi is available in the following city parks: Skagit River, Maiben, Visitor Information/Railroad. WiFi is also accessible free along Burlington Boulevard. Please follow social distancing recommendations while accessing Burlington's free WiFi.
• Payments can be made via phone 877-793-8935 or online at www.burlingtonwatix.com
Community Development (Planning, Building, Fire Marshal)
• Reference Burlington Municipal Code on the city website at www.burlingtonwa.gov/153/Municipal-Code
• Solid waste collection as usual.
Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton says, “While it is disappointing to cancel community programs and close offices at this time, we know it is the most responsible path forward for the health and well-being of our citizens, our staff and the amazing community we live in.”
The city thanks its community of citizens for their patience and grace during this unprecedented time.