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March 31, 2020

City Extends Precautionary Measures to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

City Extends Facility Closures, Suspension of Municipal Court Proceedings, and Suspension of Events and Programming. All public Lobby areas will be closed until Thursday, April 30, 2020. 

SANGER, TX, March 31, 2020 – In order to protect the health and safety of the community and our employees, and help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), City Manager Alina Ciocan has extended the following operational changes out of an abundance of caution.

  • In-person Municipal Court proceedings have been suspended until Friday, May 8, 2020 under an emergency order from the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals.


  • All City-sponsored events and programs are suspended through Friday, May 1, 2020. This includes all programming hosted by all departments.


  • All public lobby areas will remain closed until Thursday, April 30, 2020.  

     
  • The library will be closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020. 


  • Facility and room rentals are suspended through Friday, May 1, 2020; this includes the Community Center, Presbyterian Church, and Park Pavilions.
     

  • At this time, City Council, board, and commission meetings remain scheduled.
     

  • If you are at high-risk or are feeling ill, use caution and do not visit public facilities.

The City is also implementing other measures across its facilities to safeguard the well-being of community members and staff. The library has a number of online services patrons can access with their library card. These include e-books, audiobooks and online databases. Find out more at www.sangerlibrary.org.  We also encourage the use of our online payment system to make utility and municipal court payments along with mailed and automated payments.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. As the City continues to monitor the developing impact of COVID-19 in Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, these measures may be extended and additional precautions may be taken in the future to limit the risk to the community, including adjustments to other City facilities and services.

A list of canceled and rescheduled events will be available on our http://www.sangertexas.org/page/covid-19.

We are working diligently to monitor and respond as the situation continues to evolve.  The City will continue to release updates at www.sangertexas.org and the City’s social media channels. 

We also encourage our community to access the following resources for more information about COVID-19:

March, 27, 2020

The City of Sanger has approved new ordinances on Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 03-12-20 - Adopt Emergency Orders

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANGER, TEXAS; CONTINUING THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER; PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CITY'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN; PROVIDING PROMPT AND GENERAL PUBLICITY; DECLARING A LOCAL DISASTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND ADOPTING EMERGENCY ORDER DATED MARCH 25, 2020, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “A”; GRANTING THE MAYOR THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO REVIEW, ADOPT, RATIFY, AND EXECUTE ANY SUBSEQUENT DENTON COUNTY EMERGENCY ORDERS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY OF FINE NOT TO EXCEED $1,000.00 AS AUTHORIZED BY STATE LAW FOR EACH OFFENSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

Below is the link to the ordinance in it's entirety. Above is an excerpt. 

Ordinance NO 03-12-20  - Full Text 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 03-11-20 - Postpone Election to November 3, 2020


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANGER, TEXAS, POSTPONING THE MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 2ND DAY OF MAY 2020, TO THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 UNIFORM ELECTION DATE; ORDERING NOTICE OF ELECTION TO BE GIVEN AS PRESCRIBED BY LAW IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH ELECTION; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF JOINT ELECTION AGREEMENT; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Below is the link to the ordinance in it's entirety. Above is an excerpt.


Ordinance NO 03-11-20 - Full Text

March 25, 2020

Mayor Signs Revised Declaration of Local Disaster for COVID-19

SANGER, TX, March 25, 2020 (7:55 p.m.) – On Wednesday, March 25, Mayor Thomas Muir signed a revised declaration of local disaster for public health emergency to minimize the potential impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the City of Sanger. This declaration aligns us with the most recent Executive Order Amendment issued by Denton County Judge Andy Eads on March 24, 2020. The revised declaration will go in effect Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:59 PM and will continue for seven days unless extended by Sanger City Council.

Full text of City of Sanger Revised Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Safety 

 

March 24, 2020

 

Denton County, City of Denton issue “stay at home” mandates

Full text of Denton County Disaster Declaration and Executive Order Amendment of the Denton County Judge Andy Eads - Effective March 25, 2020.  


March 24, 2020
— Denton County Judge Andy Eads and City of Denton Mayor Chris Watts jointly issued an amended executive order for Denton County and a second Mayoral declaration of disaster and order for the City of Denton requiring residents to stay at home effective at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 


Sometimes you have to decide between two bad choices and I am erring on the side of saving lives,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Each individual has the responsibility to stay at home and limit their actions to the necessities of getting supplies, handling medical issues and, for some, going to work to keep essential businesses in operation.”



“Nothing is more important than protecting the safety and well-being of our community,” said Denton Mayor Chris Watts. “During this unprecedented time, it is on all of us to do what is necessary to flatten the curve and minimize the spread of this virus.”


Denton County Public Health officials have confirmed a total of 36 cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Denton County as of Monday evening.


“Community spread is here in Denton County and we know that it will continue for a while. How long? We simply do not know,” Judge Eads said. “The quicker we properly keep our distance, the quicker kids can return to school, and our lives and businesses can continue.”  


The new executive order from Denton County is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The order mandates:

  • All individuals currently living within Denton County are ordered to STAY AT HOME or their current place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, travel to businesses outside Denton County, provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.

 

  • All businesses operating within Denton County, except Essential Businesses as defined in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within Denton County. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines attached, including maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employees and the public.  

 

  • All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited.  

 

  • Restaurants and beverage bars with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drivethrough services as allowed by law.

 

  • All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Denton County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or canceled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for the redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.  

  • Restaurants and beverage bars with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drivethrough services as allowed by law.

 

  • Religious and worship services may only be provided by video and teleconference. Religious institutions must limit in-person staff to ten (10) people or less when preparing for or conducting video or teleconference services, and all individuals must follow the Social Distancing Guidelines, including the six-foot social distancing.

This order will be effective until March 31, 2020, unless extended by the Denton County Commissioners Court or rescinded by the Denton County Judge.

 

****BELOW INFORMATION IN RED BULLETS APPLIES TO CITY OF DENTON**** 

The City of Denton will incorporate these mandates as a Second Declaration of Local Disaster and Order of the Mayor.  In addition to the “Stay at Home” provision, the Second Order of the Mayor will also, among other allowances, provide for:

  • The suspension of all City Committee, Commission, and Board meetings through the term of this order, with the exception of the Planning and Zoning Commission, which shall meet only to consider applications subject to state law-imposed deadlines.
  • All City of Denton utility non-payment shut offs are suspended during the term of this Order and no penalties shall accrue during the pendency of this Order.
  • $550,000 of spending authority during this period to proceed with the necessary emergency responses and essential functions not already budgeted.
  • Authorization for the City Manager or his designee to terminate or suspend any event that is or may negatively impact the health, safety, and welfare of persons within the City.

****BULLETED TEXT ABOVE IN RED APPLIES TO CITY OF DENTON****

“While we are not sure how long we’ll be battling this storm together, we ask for the community’s support and understanding as we take this necessary step,” Mayor Watts said. “Your City will continue to serve you during this challenging time, and I know that our collective spirit cannot be broken.” The stay-at-home mandate will also help support medical facilities across Denton County.

 

 

“Hospitals, the places that help us in our greatest hours of need, are now asking us to help them,” Judge Eads said. “We must ensure the health and safety of our medical professionals and first responders, who are on the front lines working to give residents the services they need when they need it most.” Working as a team, residents in Denton County will get through this, Judge Eads said.

 

 

“Our shared sacrifices today will help all of us get through this situation as soon as possible to ensure a brighter future for everyone across Denton County. We are Denton County Strong,” he said.

 

 

Information regarding COVID-19 can be found at CDC.gov/COVID19 and DentonCounty.gov/COVID19.   

 

 

https://dentoncounty.gov/-/media/PDFs/PressRelease/New-mandates-preserve-public-health-safety/3-24-2020-Joint-City-Denton-County-News-Release.pdf

March 22, 2020

Denton County Judge Andy Eads has issued a new executive order for disaster declaration for public health emergency to preserve public health and safety.

Denton County Judge Andy Eads has issued a new executive order for a disaster declaration for public health emergency to preserve public health and safety. For more information about the new mandate please visit Denton County's website.

 

 

March 22, 2020 — Denton County Judge Andy Eads has issued a new executive order for a disaster declaration for public health emergency to preserve public health and safety.

 

“Today, we are taking further stringent steps to reduce the risk of infection across Denton County as part of a regional approach to reducing the spread of COVID-19,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.

 

“However, we cannot ask our businesses to bear the brunt of these actions and not do our own part. It is incumbent upon all of us to stay at home, if possible, and take common sense steps to limit our interactions with others outside of our respective homes,” he said.

 

“We are taking the impacts of these mandates and the financial consequences very seriously,” Judge Eads said. “We must all take personal responsibility and demonstrate a shared sacrifice that will hopefully only be for a short time.”

 

Denton County Public Health officials have confirmed a total of 30 cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Denton County as of Sunday evening.

 

“Locally, we have severe shortages of medical supplies,” Judge Eads said. “Temporarily reducing our activities reduces our cases and reduces our shortages.”

 

The new executive order is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020. The order:

 

  • Restricts all community gatherings across Denton County to 10 people or fewer


  • Orders that the public or patrons cannot occupy bars, lounges, taverns, commercial amusement establishments, bingo halls, theaters, gyms, private clubs, hair and nail salons and barber shops, estheticians and related personal care businesses, spas, massage parlors, tattoo and piercing parlors, tanning salons, residential meeting spaces, event centers, hotel meeting spaces  and ballrooms, outdoor plazas and markets, malls and retail stores that do not sell essential household goods


  • Allows the following entities to continue doing business as long as they enforce social separation: grocery stores, stores selling essential household goods, convenience and package stores, pharmacies and drug stores, daycare facilities, medical facilities, non-profit service providers, homeless and emergency shelters, office buildings, essential government buildings, airports and transit facilities, transportation systems, residential buildings and hotels, and manufacturing and distribution facilities. In all such locations, there must always be sufficient space for all people to be six feet apart to control infection. Where possible, a tracking list of individuals present, and their contact information shall be maintained.Restricts worship services for in-person services, provided that staff can work on site to produce audio/video services for transmission to the public.If someone in a household has tested positive for coronavirus, the remaining household members are ordered to isolate at home for a period of 14 days. Members of the household cannot go to work, school or any other community function.


This order will be effective until March 30, 2020, unless it is either rescinded or amended pursuant to applicable law.


“We call on businesses that remain open to be very strict on social distancing,” Judge Eads said, adding that he is requesting all retail suppliers use commonsense rationing of household products and groceries that are in limited supply.


“We acknowledge this is a dilemma, and that everything done prior to a pandemic will appear like an overreaction and alarmist. Everything done after will seem inadequate,” he said.


Information regarding COVID-19 can be found at CDC.gov/COVID199 and DentonCounty.gov/COVID19. 

March 20, 2020

Mayor’s Statement Regarding Coronavirus Disaster Preparedness:

I want to personally thank all those in our community who have been working tirelessly to prepare for the potential impact of coronavirus on our community and region.  This especially includes our front-line police and fire responders, city staff, school district leadership, teachers, community organizations and churches.

 

As we all work together to blunt the possible impact of this threat, please take all precautionary measures that have been outlined by the federal, state and local governmental entities.  As Mayor, I have issued a disaster declaration that is in alignment with both Denton County and Governor Abbott.  You are encouraged to stay abreast of guidelines as they continue to be updated.

 

Although we have not seen the health impact arrive on our doorstep here in Sanger just yet, we do expect it will certainly do so in the coming days.  As citizens of Sanger, each of us need to do our part, especially in the next few weeks, to mitigate the impact of the virus by adhering to the guidelines set out in the governmental declarations.

 

While this means refraining from many social interactions, it does not prohibit our citizens from checking on those individuals we know personally who may be more vulnerable than ourselves.  It will be best to do this via a phone call, text or other social media to minimize direct physical contact.  We must continue to rally together as a community to best meet the needs of those around us, while still exercising proper protocols to protect those we are trying to help.

 

I am thankful for the caring community in which we live.  We are a community that pulls together in difficult times.  I have seen it in the past and it is evident during these challenging times.  Please bear with any inconveniences that may arise as we all come together to overcome this risk.


Mayor Thomas Muir

March 20, 2020 5:30 PM
Mayor Issues Declaration of Local Disaster for COVID-19

SANGER, TX, March 20, 2020 (5:30 p.m.) – On Friday, March 20, Mayor Thomas Muir signed a declaration of local disaster for public health emergency to minimize the potential impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the City of Sanger.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DECLARATION

A local state of disaster for public health emergency has been declared for the City of Sanger, Texas and the following is ordered:

  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and CDC, every person in the City of Sanger shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.


  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors, provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of the declaration.


  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

This declaration does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  This declaration does not mandate sheltering in place.  All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and the City of Sanger and businesses will continue providing essential services.  For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID-19.  The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained.

The declaration of disaster for public health emergency will last for the next seven days unless otherwise extended by the Sanger City Council.

The City of Sanger continues to closely monitor the developing situation with COVID-19.



March 19, 2020

LIBRARY NEWS

In order to protect the health and safety of the community and our employees, and help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the library will no longer accept returns through our Drop Box, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020. Please keep your materials until further notice.

 

Find out more at www.sangerlibrary.org. We will post additional instructions as the information becomes available. No fines on launchpads will be accessed during this period.

March 17, 2020

City of Sanger Announces Public Lobby Closures to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

SANGER, TX, March 17, 2020 - In an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of the community and our employees, and to help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), beginning Wednesday, March 18th the City of Sanger will close ALL PUBLIC LOBBY AREAS until Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  These include:

  • City Hall (502 Elm St)
  • Police (209 N. 5th)
  • Municipal Court (309 N. 3rd St)
  • Development Services (201 Bolivar St)
  • Economic Development (201 Bolivar St)
  • Parks and Recreation (201 Bolivar St)
  • Electric (202 Railroad Ave)
  • Public Works (201 Bolivar St)

City business will be conducted with minimal interruptions. Citizens are encouraged to continue to do business with the city online, by email and over the phone.

The City will continue to reassess the situation and make adjustments as necessary.

UTILITY BILLING & FINANCE

Utility payments may be made via the following methods:

  • The utility payment drive-through is open between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday.
  • A night drop box is located at the back of City Hall.
  • Payments may be mailed to: PO Box 1729, Sanger TX 76266.
  • Online payments may be made at www.sangertexas.org.

Utility and Finance employees may be contacted by phone at 940.458.7930 or email at utilitybilling@sangertexas.org.

POLICE

ANIMAL CONTROL

Please contact:  940-458-7444.

CITY SECRETARY

Open Records Request

  • Fax to City Secretary at 940-458-4180

Solicitor Permits

  • No permits will be issued at this time and all current permit holders will be requested to refrain from going door to door until further notice.  If you are a permit holder please call the City Secretary if you have any questions at 940-458-7930.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • Permitting, scheduling of inspections, and fee payments will be conducted electronically on the Community Connect system.
  • All planning services will be conducted electronically via email and the Community Connect system.
  • All meetings will be conducted via tele-conference.
  • Staff will be available during normal business hours by email at development@sangertexas.org and by phone at 940-458-2059.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • All communication regarding Economic Development should be directed to:

ELECTRIC

ENGINEERING

  • All communication regarding Engineering should be directed to:

Office: 940-458-2718 or 940-458-2571


LIBRARY

  • The library will remain closed until Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
  • Online resources and e-books can be found at our website at www.sangerlibrary.org.
  • Be sure to follow us on Facebook for virtual events and resources.
  • If you need assistance or have questions please contact us at 940-458-3257 or email libraryclerk@sangertexas.org.


MUNICIPAL COURT

  • Municipal court will continue to accept payments through the mail and our online portal.
  • To submit your request for driver safety course or deferred disposition, please use the forms on our web page and mail your request to the court. 
  • For more information or questions, please contact the court at 940-458-7131 or email court@sangertexas.org.

PARKS & RECREATION

  • All facility rentals and programs and events have been suspended until Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • The Parks & Recreation department can be contacted at 940-458-2059 or by email at parksandrecreation@sangertexas.org

PUBLIC WORKS

March 16, 2020

All library programming is canceled through Friday, May 1 2020.  This includes Denton County United Way's VITA program.

March 16, 2020

City Implements Precautionary Measures to Reduce COVID-19 Risk


City Announces Facility Closures, Suspension of Municipal Court Proceedings, and Suspension of Events and Programming

SANGER, TX, March 16, 2020 – In order to protect the health and safety of the community and our employees, and help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), City Manager Alina Ciocan has announced the following operational changes out of an abundance of caution.

  • In-person Municipal Court proceedings have been suspended until Friday, May 8, 2020 under an emergency order from the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals.


  • All City-sponsored events and programs are suspended through Friday, May 1, 2020. This includes all programming hosted by all departments.

  • Library facility will be closed through Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

  • Facility and room rentals are suspended through Friday, May 1, 2020; this includes the Community Center, Presbyterian Church, and Park Pavilions.

  • At this time, City Council, board, and commission meetings remain scheduled.
  • If you are at high-risk or are feeling ill, use caution and do not visit public facilities.


The City is also implementing other measures across its facilities to safeguard the well-being of community members and staff.  All City facilities are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The library has a number of online services patrons can access with their library card. These include e-books, audiobooks and online databases. Find out more at www.sangerlibrary.org.  We also encourage the use of our online payment system to make utility and municipal court payments along with mailed and automated payments.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. As the City continues to monitor the developing impact of COVID-19 in Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, these measures may be extended and additional precautions may be taken in the future to limit the risk to the community, including adjustments to other City facilities and services.


A list of canceled and rescheduled events will be available at
www.sangertexas.org/covid-19.


We are working diligently to monitor and respond as the situation continues to evolve.  The City will continue to release updates at
www.sangertexas.org and the City’s social media channels. 


We also encourage our community to access the following resources for more information about COVID-19:



Sanger, Texas City Hall
502 Elm St.
PO BOX 1729
Sanger, TX 76266
Phone: 940-458-7930

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