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LOCAL NEWS: Cannon Beach City Council adopts emergency resolution

LOCAL NEWS: Cannon Beach City Council adopts emergency resolution

In an emergency meeting Monday, the Cannon Beach City Council adopted an emergency resolution that allows the city manager to take immediate steps to respond to the coronavirus emergency without waiting for City Council approval He also is authorized to ask for aid from Clatsop County. The resolution is in effect until at least April 13.

Cannon Beach restaurants will be “to-go” only restaurants; indoor sit-down seating will not be allowed for at least four weeks as of Tuesday.

Stores may stay open, but the number of people inside should be kept to 10 and not more than 25.

Local events and festivals, including the city’s 12 Days of Earth Day, might be postponed until later in the year. Decisions will be made individually on each event, depending on the status of city, state and federal directives at the time the event is to be conducted.

The Haystack Rock Awareness Program will continue its beach program. The city’s recycling depot also will stay open.

Cannon Beach City Hall will be closed to visitors except by appointment. Employees will work from home as possible, but those who need access to materials and equipment in City Hall will work staggered hours.

When possible, all council/committee/and commission meetings will be cancelled for the next three to four weeks.

When an item requires a meeting, everyone (including the public) will be able to participate in the meeting electronically. Any planned meetings will be posted on the city’s website.

Necessary meetings will be hosted from the City Council chambers at City Hall, and staff members will be present. Members of the public also will be allowed to attend.

Building inspections will be conducted by photographs and video, but no onsite inspections will occur until further notice.

Utilities at local residences will not be turned off until City Hall is open to visitors again.

For additional information, please visit the city’s website

Thanks to Cannon Beach city councilor Nancy McCarthy for this update.