Roseville, Ohio Public Announcement on COVID-19
16th March 2020
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT on COVID-19
EFFECTIVE March 17, 2020
Release Date: March 16, 2020
TO: Employees, Residents, News Media, Roseville Utility Customers, Non-Profits, Churches, business owners, and all others interested in the Village of Roseville local government affairs.
FROM: Mayor Darrin Strate, Village Council, Administrator Jeffrey Slack, Fiscal Officer Heidi Milner, Police Chief Joey Carr, and Fire Chief Derrick Keylor
Roseville will always side on caution when it comes to the health and safety of our Village. This public announcement will go through what the Village itself will be doing in the upcoming weeks to comply with and enforce the Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Department of Health mandates and recommendations to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spread in our community. This includes local businesses, churches, non-profits, etc. If you are required to shut down or change your operations in order to comply, please do so immediately. If there are gatherings of more than 50 people or you can’t comply with the most current social distancing order, your business should close until a plan can be put in place or the mandates are lifted. If there is any way to keep your business open by changing the way you operate, please do so. For example, carry out, drive throughs, delivery, social distancing, disinfecting, etc. THIS IS THE TIME TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. THEY WILL NEED YOU DURING THIS TIME; JUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES TO DO SO.
At this time the Municipal Building Lobby will be closed to the public through ORIGINAL DATE: April 3, 2020 UPDATE MAY 1, 2020 while a thorough disinfection is completed, new policies and procedures are put in place, and to reduce exposure to the most vulnerable residents. The employees will be working to handle business by telephone, internet, email, and the night deposit box during this time. We want to assure you that the Village is doing everything possible so there isn’t a shut down in public service. There will be limited staff at times and items will take longer to complete than normal as the Village will enforce a strict sick leave policy.
For any questions please call 740-697-7323 and connect to the extension that you need assistance with. Tuesday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Income Tax: Extension 5
File your local income taxes by mailing or dropping them off in the night deposit box outside of our building.
Utility Services or Mayor's Court: Extension 1
You can pay your utility bill by mail, drop box, or online on our website: www.rosevilleoh.com
If you need help, we can walk you through online payments by calling 740-697-7323 ext. 1
Fiscal Officer/Cemetery: Extension 2
Mail or drop off payments and all income tax returns and/or W-2's to:
Village of Roseville
107 N Main Street
Roseville, Ohio 43777
The council meeting (March 17, 2020) IS BEING POSTPONED to March 20, 2020 so that we may prepare for live-streamed meetings. The meeting will be streamed-live via Facebook and made available to the public. There will be no public gathering for the council meeting as the Village Council, and all guest speakers will be heard by telephone. This was advised by the Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Department of Health of which we intend to comply with fully. In the event of a local outbreak of COVID-19 we must make sure the Village has healthy and safe elected officials and employees to carry out public services.
Fire Chief Derrick Keylor stated we are as ready as we can be. The Roseville Volunteer Fire/EMS Department has taken every precaution and complied with all recommendations from the State Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Center of Disease Control (CDC). Fire Chief Keylor and the volunteers are working with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, Dr. Butterfield, and Muskingum County Emergency Medical Agency (EMA). The squad was disinfected, there is personal protective equipment (PPE) on board. Plans are in place to obtain additional PPE as it is needed.
The Roseville Fire/EMS department wants the public to listen and adhere to the recommendations. Small and close nit communities with a population high with elderly residents can be affected greatly. We are among those communities. Do not gather in crowds and please stay home if you are able to do so. Don’t panic but be prepared.
Public Utility Services:
One of the most essential services the Village is providing to you during this pandemic is water service. We are working and following procedures being set by the Environmental Protection Agencies, Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Attorney General, Center for Disease Control, and Ohio Department of Health to lessen the risk of contamination in our water plants and its employees from the exposure of the COVID-19 virus. The water plant, sewer plant, street department and all Village employees are OFF limits during this time. That means do not approach them while you see them out working. The Village is one of the businesses that need to stay in operation. In order to do that the employees need to stay healthy so they can continue to work for you. If you need to speak to any utility department you must call the office at 740-697-7323 during business hours (Tuesday-Friday from 8am-5pm) or call 740-697-7310 for after business hour water emergencies ONLY. Sewer Department after hour emergency phone number is 740-697-7702.
Water is a necessity as you and your family wash and disinfect on a regular basis during this time. Village Administrator Slack has suspended the April 10, 2020 water disconnection. The next water shut off will be June 10, 2020. Please be aware you still must continue to pay your water bill.
Police Chief Joey Carr is working with the Muskingum County Sherriff’s office and implementing changes in the way police calls are handled. If you have an emergency call 911. Do Not call your local police department. If you have a non-emergency do not come into Village Hall as they are closed to the public. Instead call the non-emergency phone numbers below:
Perry County Non-Emergency: 740-342-4123 ext. 0
Muskingum County Non-Emergency: 740-452-3637 ext. 1
Please be aware the Police Department will continue to respond to active calls, patrol the streets, follow leads for drug activity, and investigate ongoing cases. The public shouldn’t worry about safety. However, Police reports that don’t require face to face communication will be handled as much as possible through the telephone, internet, email, mail, and drop boxes. This will lessen the exposure to our police officers so that they can continue to work to protect you. During this time be considerate and do not approach an officer unless there is an emergency. Police officer are being informed to eliminate unnecessary close contact with the public. We are not ignoring you but helping protect ourselves so that we can continue to protect you.
Roseville Community Center:
The community center is being cleaned thoroughly after each event. The Village is waiving the refund policy through April 3rd. If you have an event that takes place during this time the Village will either refund your money or help you find another date later in the year that works for you. We will monitor and require cancellation or postponing of events that will have more than 50 people attending. If you have a reservation the office will be contacting you in the upcoming weeks to help with the cancellation/refund or rescheduling.