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City Council Chambers 203 S. Pacific Ave @ 6:00pm Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 This meeting has been cancelled.  Press Release COVID-19

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The City of Kelso recognizes the hardships the current COVID-19 crisis is having on the citizens and small business owners of our community.  If you are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19 restrictions, please contact City Hall at 360-578-7915 or utilities@kelso.gov to make arrangements for a utility payment plan to be put in place to help you through this period. Payment arrangements are available to all citizens, but we will require information to confirm the hardship has been created by the COVID-19 crisis to qualify for COVID relief. Communication with the City will help ensure that services are not disconnected for non-payment. 

Shopping guidelines at Walmart Grocery Stores

Walmart remains focused on supporting our communities, associates and customers. As a part of that commitment, we have developed some shopping guidelines that we are encouraging residents to use when shopping for essential items they need for their families.

We will be promoting across all of our communication platforms these shopping guidelines to help customers protect themselves, their families and fellow shoppers. We also have a social media graphic to share as an easy reminder to residents about how to best shop for the essential items they need. Social distancing is the responsibility of everyone and when we shop, we must not endanger others.

We are respectfully asking you to help promote and encourage all residents to follow these shopping guidelines:

We are all responsible for keeping space: Keep at least six-feet between you and a fellow customer or associate -- inside and outside the store.
Shop patiently: Watch and wait for other customers to be done in an aisle to keep a six-foot distance.
Limit and consolidate shopping trips: have a list ready, get what you need, and quickly exit the store.
Shop alone: avoid having others with you when possible
Stay home when you don’t feel well
Cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze
Wash and sanitize your hands before/after shopping
Shop online grocery store curbside pick-up or home delivery when possible

Thank you again for your continued support and leadership during this crisis. If there is anything we can do to support your efforts, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. 

Sincerely,

Debbie

Debbie Herron

Director, Public Affairs and State & Local Government Relations

Walmart Inc.✻Save money. Live better.

desk/mobile: 503-539-5333

Twitter: @debbieherron

deborah.herron@walmart.com

 

Businesses that remain open after Governor Inslee's "Stay Home-Stay Healthy" Order goes into effect at midnight on March 25, 2020 are required to take steps to comply with the order.

FULL PRESS RELEASE

Many community business aprtners have already temporarily suspended business operations or are preparnig to do so during the Stay Home-Stay Healthy order.  Law Enforcement is conducting extra patrols but we need you to ensure your business is secure.  Here are some great ways to help protect your business during this temporary shutdown.

FULL PRESS RELEASE

In response to the COVID-19 and public health concerns, and in concert with Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation, revisions are being made to the regular operations of City business.

Finance, Police, Community Development, and Administration lobbies will be closed as of March 17, 2020.  The Kelso Library will also be closed beginning March 17, 2020.  However:

FULL DETAILS OF CHANGES TO DAILY BUSINESS OPERATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

For information contact: Traci Howard, Deputy Clerk 
thoward@kelso.gov
360.423.0900
 
Kelso WA- February 5, 2020

Fireworks Stand Permit Applications
 
The City of Kelso is accepting applications for fireworks stand permits.
Due to the size of population, the City of Kelso is limited to allow for three fireworks stands each year.  Permits may be granted, or denied, based upon the City Manager’s assessment of the applicant’s experience and demonstrated record together with such other factors as are determined to be in the best interest of and benefit to the community.  All applications to operate fireworks stands shall be made no later than May 2, 2020.

For additional information, please visit the City’s website www.kelso.gov or contact Traci Howard at 360.423-0900 or thoward@kelso.gov.

Curbside Collection January 2nd - 8th, 2020

Drop Site located at 1115 S. Pacific Avenue:  December 26th, 2019 through January 12th, 2020

Recycle Guide

 

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