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City Buildings Closed to Public

COVID-19 | Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

March 24, 2020

UPDATE TO PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASES:

MARCH 13, 2020

MARCH 16, 2020

In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s “Stay-at-Home” Order, we will be temporarily limiting access to most City-Owned facilities to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We continue to encourage citizens and business owners to utilize our website to conduct business with City staff, www.cityofshelbyvillein.com, or call into our offices at 317-398-6624.

The following list shows closures and other items that should be noted in regard to City-Owned Facilities and City-Sponsored Events:

Parks Department:

  • Morrison, Clearwick, and Sunrise Parks are closed. All other parks remain open
  • All trails, dog park and green spaces in parks are open for public use providing you comply with social distancing requirements
  • All public playgrounds are closed
  • The Carl McNeely Civic Center, Fitness Center, and Gym will be closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen after it has been deemed safe to resume normal operations. 
  • All volleyball, basketball, pickleball, Zumba, and walking are postponed until further notice
  • Parks Department Preschool is closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen on May 4th. This reopen date could change as new orders from Federal and State agencies are issued. 
  • Teddy Bear Tumblers Classes are canceled beginning March 16th for the remainder of the season. Classes will start up again in the fall. 
  • The Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4th has been canceled
  • If you have a rental planned at the Parks Department please call 317-392-5128

Sewage Utility Office:

  • The office will be closed to the public until at least April 6th, 2020
  • Customers may pay their bills online, by mailing in a check, or by utilizing the drop box located on W. Franklin Street
  • The City has temporarily ceased “Disconnects” due to non-payment

Fire Department, Street Department/City Garage, Animal Shelter:

  • These offices will be closed to the public, but these essential services will continue, uninterrupted, as normal
  • Staff from these offices are still working, some remotely, but can all be reached via email or phone

City Hall:

  • All offices in City Hall (Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, Planning and Building, Engineering, Legal, HR, and Sewage Utility) are closed to the public
  • Staff from these offices are still working, some remotely, but can all be reached via email or phone (317-398-6624)

Updates In Regard To COVID-19

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PRESS RELEASE 

March 16, 2020

UPDATE TO PRESS RELEASE OF FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020

Governor Holcomb has announced several additional closures and precautions that all Hoosiers should be taking. The City of Shelbyville is doing our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and are taking the following additional actions: 

  • The Mayor has issued an Executive Order Finding a Public Health Emergency exists. 
  • Animal Shelter is closed to the public.
    • If you need to relinquish an animal you must call ahead and make an appointment with the animal shelter. 317-392-5127
  • City Hall remains open at this time, however, before coming please call ahead to determine if your business may be conducted via telephone or email.  All departments are implementing procedures to allow for greater opportunities for business to be completed virtually. City Hall Offices and Their Phone Numbers Are As Follows:
    • Mayor’s Office: 317-398-6624
    • Clerk-Treasurer’s Office: 317-392-5103
    • Planning, Building, Engineering, and MS4 Departments: 317-392-5102
    • Sewage Utility Office: 317-392-5104
  • Planning, Building, and Engineering Departments:
    • All forms and applications are on the City of Shelbyville Website at www.cityofshelbyvillein.com/planbuild
    • Please complete the forms and return them virtually. The appropriate personnel will review the application and respond through email or phone. All fees will be invoiced. 
    • If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the office at 317-392-5102. 
  • The Intelliplex Conference Center is closed until March 30, 2020. 

The situation is fluid and therefore dates are likely to change based on the circumstances and as new information becomes available. 

City of Shelbyville Takes Precautions to Protect Employees and Citizens

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In light of Governor Holcomb’s announcement and efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 the City of Shelbyville is taking the following steps:

Parks Department:

  • The Carl McNeely Civic Center Fitness Center and Gym will be closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen on March 30th.
  • All volleyball, basketball, pickleball, and walking are postponed until further notice.
  • Parks Department Pre-School is closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen on March 30th.
  • Teddy Bear Tumblers Classes are canceled beginning on March 16th and will reopen on March 30th.
  • The Parks will remain open.
  • The Parks Department office will remain open at this time for normal business.
  • City of Shelbyville Parks Board will meet on Wednesday March 18th at 2:15 at the Parks Department to address critical services and agenda items.

City Boards and Commissions Meetings:

  • City of Shelbyville Common Council will meet on March 16th at 8:30 a.m. with a premeeting at 8:00 a.m. to address critical services and agenda items.
  • City of Shelbyville Board of Public Works and Safety will meet on Tuesday March 17th at 8:30 a.m. with a premeeting at 8:00 a.m. to address critical services and agenda items.
  • All other meetings will generally be postponed unless they too must meet to address critical services or agenda items.
  • For any public meetings that must take place, the City will offer virtual options to view the meeting live or to watch in a re-play. In the interest of social distancing as advised by health officials in addition to coming to the meeting any citizens that wish to make a public comment may submit comments and questions to the following email address: mayor@cityofshelbyvillein.com or mailed to the City of Shelbyville at 44 W. Washington St. Shelbyville, In 46176.
  • All Boards and Commissions have been asked to reduce agendas to those essential items and to hold their meetings in large enough rooms to accommodate distance between participants.

The City asks all citizens to use their best judgment. If they or a family member are ill or show signs of being ill to remain at home. City Officials are monitoring the situation and the guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health, national health organizations and our local health department.  If any additional cancelations or closures become advisable or necessary the City will notify the public.