City of Tecumseh – Response Statement to Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID 19)

 

March 23rd, 2020

City of Tecumseh – Response Statement to Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID 19)

Dear Residents,

In response to Governor Whitmer’s most recent Executive Order, the City will be making additional changes to its operations.  According to this order:

All in-person government activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, or to support those businesses and operations that are necessary to sustain or protect life are suspended through April 13, 2020.  Based on the language in this order, all City of Tecumseh non-essential operations are suspended, with the following exceptions:

  • Emergency Services Department.
  • Police Department.
  • Utilities Department (Efforts shall be made to reduce on-site staffing).
  • Payroll and Accounts Payable/Receivable (Efforts shall be made to reduce on-site staffing).
  • Department of Public Works (Efforts shall be made to reduce on-site staffing, and an on-call list shall be developed for emergency responses).
  • Cleaning and Maintenance of City Buildings and Cemetery and Parks Facilities.
  • Stevens Disposal has stated that residential trash removal will occur on its regular schedule.

 As a reminder, our on-line resources will still be available for you to obtain city information, pay water & sewer bills, apply for building permits, or conduct other City related business on the City website at www.mytecumseh.org.  Until City offices are fully accessible, on-line credit card and e-check fees will be paid by the City, so there is no extra cost to the customer.

Additionally, City leadership will be checking e-mail and phone messages whenever possible, if you have business that cannot be conducted online, please use the ‘Contact a City Staff Memberhttps://www.mytecumseh.org/staff_directory_alternate/index.php    area of our website to obtain contact information for the Department Head you need to reach.

While this is certainly a difficult time for many, rest assured that the City is working diligently to comply with this order and keep our residents safe.  Our Police, Emergency Services and Utilities (water & sewer) will continue to operate and provide uninterrupted services to our residents. 


 

We encourage you to follow the Governor’s Executive Order and adhere to CDC guidelines in order to reduce the threat from COVID 19.

To read the Executive Order in its entirety, please visit: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html

To read guidance on critical infrastructure employment areas visit:
https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers-1-20-508c.pdf

 

Dan Swallow,                         Jack Baker,
City Manager                         Mayor