Dear Residents and Community Members:
On April 2, 2020, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton extended, expanded and clarified the current "Stay at Home" Order through May 1, 2020. You may read the full language of the order, here.
The City of Harrison is resolved to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all residents of the City, as well as that of all the employers and employees within the City. Therefore, the City will actively enforce the Stay at Home Order to May 1 as prescribed by the State of Ohio. The City has also made several changes to day-to-day operations. Some of those changes include:
- Temporary suspension of the Senior Program; however, the “Meals on Wheels” program continues.
- Closure of the Community Center to the public. The walking path at the Community Center and other City parks are open, but playgrounds are off-limits.
- Suspension of in-person payment for utilities; payments may be mailed, completed online or dropped-off to envelope slots in front of the Community Center.
- City utilities will not be disconnected and late fees will not accrue for non-payment during the Order. All accrued usage fees must be paid once the Order is lifted. A case-by-case review of accounts will occur for those having difficulty paying for their usage once the order is lifted.
- Postponement of the April 7 City Council meeting to 7:00 p.m., April 21. The scheduled April 21 Council meeting will follow at 7:30.
- Suspension of public visits to the Harrison Police Department (Lobby is still open) and both Harrison Fire Stations.
- Suspension of all non-essential permits from the Building and Zoning Department, such as fences, decks, pools, remodeling, additions and home renovations. Emergency repairs required for safety and health will still be attended to as well as essential activities as designated by the order. Applications submitted prior to March 23 are still being processed.
- The City tax filing deadline has been changed to mirror the State and Federal filing deadline of July 15.
- City operations and staff are taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of our staff which ensures all City services will remain intact. One of these measures is a daily screening of every employee prior to reporting to work.
- Many events have either been postponed or cancelled. Please check our website regularly for updates. We will do our best to keep it current.
I would like to thank each of you in advance for taking personal responsibility in obeying the "Stay at Home" Order. This is the best way to ensure the safety of our entire community.
William Neyer, Mayor
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