TOWN OF WALPOLE CLOSURES – UPDATE 3 APRIL 2020

Town Offices Closed to Public Due to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 Federal and State declarations of emergency and to protect Town of Walpole citizens and personnel, the Selectboard has enacted the following interim measures (updated 3 April 2020):

• Walpole Town Offices will be closed to the public effective March 18, 2020, and will continue to be closed until further notice.

• Town personnel will be available by phone and/or email to answer questions or to set – up any necessary appointments.

• All Town board/committee/commission meetings and sponsored events, excluding the Selectboard, are suspended until further notice. There will be no public business discussed at Selectboard meetings; only Town business will be on the agenda.

• The Selectboard recommends and encourages all people to use the online options for registrations with the Town Clerk /Tax Collector ’s Office. If citizens cannot register online, contact the Town Clerk’s Office for assistance.

• The Selectboard Office and Town Clerk / Tax Collectors offices will be staffed for regularly scheduled hours. Phone first to determine if an in-person meeting is required.

• There will be no functions held at Town Hall until further notice. The Selectboard will review and update this directive as new NH State mandates are received.

• Town libraries are closed as of March 18, 2020.

• The Police Department’s lobby area will be closed for non-emergency business effective immediately March 18, 2020. The Police Department will continue to answer phone calls.

• The Recycling Center-Transfer Station will be open as regularly scheduled. The Highway Department will continue normal operations.

• Town parks and recreation areas are closed to the public until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation – The Select Board

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