CITY NATURAL GAS CUSTOMERS:  PLEASE CONSERVE NATURAL GAS through Saturday 2/20/21.

Due to the extreme cold and other weather conditions the City, like many other areas of the country, is currently facing unprecedented issues maintaining supply and/or gas pressure in our natural gas utility operations. 

As recommended by our Gas Department’s professional gas servicer and purchasing manager, the City of Milan is asking our residential customers to turn down their natural gas thermostat to 68 degrees until 2/21/21 in an effort to helps us conserve and avert necessary outages.   Adjusting the thermostat by a few degrees is expected to help stretch the natural gas supply.  Also, if you have any other appliances or machines that are powered by City-provided natural gas that are not necessary, please postpone all use until the end of the week if at all possible. 

In addition, we are appealing to all our businesses and other entities to conserve City-provided natural gas in any ways you can, including turning down your thermostats and postponing or reducing the use of any other gas-powered items. 

We would like to thank our largest natural gas users that we have reached out to personally to ask their cooperation in conserving usage, including Smithfield Foods and the Milan C2 school. 

We will post updates here if the situation changes.  If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the City Administrator at City Hall.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping the City to continue to provide all its residents and entities with at least the essential, critical gas-utility services through this critical period!

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COVID-19  RELATED:

 

THE LATEST IMPORTANT OFFICIAL HEALTH -RELATED INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE REGARDING COVID-19:

Below are a few sources of  official information about the Corona Virus (COVID-19).   It is important to make sure of the source of the information you are getting!

Sullivan County Health Department:

http://schdmilanmo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Medical—Health/Sullivan-County-Health-Department-1537385846510725/

(This last link has the latest case count for Sullivan County.)

 

State of Missouri DHSS:

https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)
24-Hour HOTLINE: 877-435-8411 

 

The federal government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has

official information at:

https://www.cdc.gov/

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STATE OF MISSOURI RE-OPENING ECONOMY PLAN (Phase 2, to take effect Tuesday, June 16, 2020):

Governor’s/State’s Official statement:

https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-missouri-will-fully-reopen-enter-phase-2-recovery

In summary, the State has lifted all restrictions with Phase Two.  However, cities or counties can continue to impose restrictions.  Sullivan County and the City of Milan are in general following the state at this time.  However, the City has retained some modified restrictions such as only the partial reopening of our park, and the pool will remain closed.  More info is below on this page.

The State, however, emphasizes that they strongly recommend that all citizens should continue practicing Social Distancing and the other preventative recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The City of Milan echoes these sentiments, and wants to especially emphasize practice of safety precautions due to the recent and continued rise in positive cases in Sullivan County!   

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The Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation/Statement:

Mayor’s Proclamation

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IMPORTANT CITY INFO.  AND NOTICES:

PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS:

We ask that you please do not dispose in the the toilet baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, gloves, or other similar products.  This materiel will collect and compromise the city systems causing costly repairs, not to mention possibly stop up your own pipes.

PARKS AND RECREATION:

The City park will reopen Tuesday June 16, 2020.  However, the playground equipment and restrooms will remain closed due to an abundance of caution to protect our City from the Spread of the virus.  We have also posted some requirements and recommendations–see here: 

ParkReopeningRules_6.2020

The City pool will remain closed until further notice.  

 

NEW CITY HALL CONTACT AND SERVICE RULES:

NEW CITY HALL PUBLIC ACCESS RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID-19

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ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES:

Below are some sources of information about the emergency assistance for businesses due to the ravages of the Corona Virus.  As you may be aware much of this legislation was passed very quickly and the implementation is still being worked out to some extent, and more information and news seems to be coming out daily, thus some of the documents below may have already become dated.  It is important to follow up and do your own due diligence and be persistent.   

https://showmestrong.mo.gov/

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses

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CARESact_ReliefForSmallBusinesses

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FARMERS WHO HAVE FOOD TO SELL SEE THE NEWLY OPENED RESOURCE BELOW:

This is primarily to help farmers who may have food items that they may have to destroy due to the issues that the Virus is causing in our economy and foSod supply chain.  Why not help yourselves and those that need the food.

https://mofoodfinder.org/

 

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Last updated 7/1/20