Clarksville council goes virtual to avoid going viral

Bethany Carson

At an emergency session held via conference call on April 1, the Clarksville Council made the decision that future council meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom, to protect employees in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the President’s recommendation that public gatherings be limited to 10 or fewer attendees.

Clarksville council meetings are accessible to the public through video conference at (attendees will have to set up a Zoom account first). It is also possible to attend the meetings telephonically by calling 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782 and entering the meeting num-ber 446 970 6879 at the prompt.

City hall will remain opened and staffed during its regular business hours, but the front door is locked. Residents may call or email, and payments may be put in the dropbox, mailed, or made online while COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are in place.

Mayor Kenneth Smith signed an emergency proclamation for the City of Clarksville declaring a state of emergency due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus, closing all city buildings and parks to public access. The proclamation also discontinues delinquent water service shut-offs for the next 30 days.


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