The City of Ellsworth held an Council Meeting on Sunday, March 15th at 2 p.m.

Here are changes that will be implemented

  • City Hall access will be limited. Business should be done online, over the phone and via mail wherever possible.
  • Staff will go outside if necessary to meet with the public rather than the public coming inside the City Hall
  • Travel restrictions are in place for out of state travel for City employees
  • Meetings will take place via Zoom or other online platforms where possible.
  • The only access to City Hall will be via the Church Street entrance.
  • All outside group meetings scheduled at City Hall are canceled for the time being.
  • A drop box will be placed outside for the collection of payments
  • The City will be waiving the Credit Card fee and interest on late tax payments through March 31st
  • General Assistance meetings will be done via the phone or email
  • The Union River Center for Innovation will be closed to public access
  • The Transfer Station and Recycling Center will remain open but attendants will not be able to assist with the unloading.
  • There will be no public access to the Fire Department. Burn permits may be taken out online.
  • The Police Department will be minimizing public access

If you need to contact City Hall, the main number is 667-2563. You can also access departments via the City's website

At approximately 3:15 Superintendent Higgins announced that schools will be closed at the end of the day on Monday, March 16th

There is a regular scheduled council meeting Monday night, March 16th where there will be more discussion

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