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Boiling Springs mayor declares State of Emergency

Boiling Springs Town Hall | Courtesy Tomchartjr85 CC by SA 4.0

Boiling Springs Mayor Bill Ellis declared a State of Emergency for the town on Friday, amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Town officials said the intent of the declaration was to emphasize previous Executive Orders issued by Governor Roy Cooper and to make the public aware that Mayor Ellis, the Town Manager, and the Police Chief have the authority to issue local directives in accordance with the Declaration, the NC General Statutes, and the Town Code of Ordinances

Town Hall is currently closed to the public, though employees will continue to work staggered schedules inside the building.

Bill Ellis
Mayor Bill Ellis

All business conducted with the Town of Boiling Springs will be conducted via telephone, email, fax or other virtual means to the greatest extent possible, and critical business that cannot be done online or over the phone will require an appointment.

The Town has suspended late fees and disconnection of utility services for nonpayment of bills until April 30, 2020, although officials said citizens should continue to pay their bills because debts and outstanding charges would not be forgiven.

The Town’s utilities, streets, public safety, and sanitation departments all continue to operate as normal with the exception of yard waste services, which have been suspended until further notice.

According to the Town’s website, the next Boiling Springs Town Council meeting will be held April 7, 2020. Whether the meeting will be held in-person or via an online stream will be determined closer to the date of the meeting.

The memo from Boiling Springs Mayor Bill Ellis can be found here.