COVID-19 Information — City, Utilities, and Municipal Court Updates

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COVID-19

Due to recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus, Blanco City Hall employees will be working remotely starting 03/30/2020. If you need to contact the department please call and select the corresponding extension. All departments will be answering calls and emails Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. If the department is unavailable please leave a voicemail so they may call you that same day. You may also contact them via email.

All online options will still be available by visiting: www.cityofblanco.com

Please call 830-833-4525 and select the below option to reach the corresponding department/representative.
Option 1 - Utilities & Permits – Olga Gamez – utilities@cityofblanco.com
Option 2 – Municipal Court – Kristyn Schones – courtclerk@cityofblanco.com
Option 3 – Finance & Human Resources – Paula Farley – finance@cityofblanco.com
Option 4 – City Secretary – citysec@cityofblanco.com
Option 5 – Public Works – Ronnie Rodriguez – ron_rod11@yahoo.com
Option 6 – Mayor – Martha Herden – mayor@cityofblanco.com

To reach Code Compliance, please email Will Daves at codecompliance@cityofblanco.com


Blanco County Stay at Home Order (Posted April 6, 2020)

City of Blanco will enforce the Governor’s order, GA-14 (Posted April 2, 2020)
Includes Stay Home, Stay Safe Order: What is and is not allowed under the order

COVID-19 Recommendations (Posted March 31, 2020)

Mayors Proclamation Declaring a Local State of Disaster (Posted March 18, 2020)

City Council State of Local Disaster Resolution (Posted March 19, 2020)

The city council's resolution states that the following regulations shall take effect immediately upon issuance, and shall remain in effect until the state of disaster is terminated:

City Hall (This will apply to both the Water Department and the Court Clerk)

  1. City Hall will be open to the public by appointment only.  

  2. All payments should be made online, mailed, or left in the drop box in front of City Hall. (Further information is available in the resolution.)

  3. The City will not execute any late payments or delinquent disconnect of water service for the month on March and April. 

OCCUPANCY OF PREMISES

  1. At-risk categories are encouraged to self-quarantine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

  2. Businesses are urged to implement the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for business operations.

  3. Restaurants practice recommended social distancing measures by not allowing groups of patrons to be seated within six feet of other groups of patrons.

  4. Per the Federal and State recommendations, gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited.

  5. The City will continue to monitor and consider guidelines and announcements from the County, the Center for Disease Control, the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, and the White House.

PENALTIES – Federal and State recommendations suggest fines of $500 for violations.  The City of Blanco is encouraging our community to follow all Federal and State recommendations and will not impose fines for violations at this time.  


Utilities

Utility payments will be accepted by mail, drop box or online only. Please call 830-833-4525 or email utilities@cityofblanco.com to speak with a representative.

Municipal Court

The Court will be closed to the public. Please see the COVID-19 Municipal Court Notice for online and mailing options. You may also call or email the court to review your options. Email: courtclerk@cityofblanco.com

Defendants with court dates this month will receive a reset upon request. Anyone who does not receive a reset will be expected to call or email the court clerk. Once the reset is received the reset hearing notice will be mailed to you. Reset requests are available here. For your convenience reset forms are also available under the drop box at City Hall.