a mESSAGE FROM MAYOR SCHAVE
November 19, 2020
Hello everybody. With the recent restrictions implemented by Governor Inslee, I felt it was time to provide an update to the citizens of Aberdeen.
City staff has our City Council meetings set up through ZOOM to allow video conferencing. You can find information on how to join our meetings at https://www.aberdeenwa.gov/275/City-Council. If you are interested in submitting public comment, you can do so through email to email@example.com. Public comments submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the day of City Council Meetings will be read into the record, and provided to each City Council member in writing.
I have been busy working with staff and the Council on our 2021 Budget. We began budget workshops this week and will have our 1st reading of the 2021 Budget at our November 24th (Tuesday) City Council meeting. While these have been very difficult times, the City made budget reductions in the spring, in anticipation of revenue shortfalls due to COVID-19. These reductions, along with better than projected revenues, have allowed the City to reduce the negative budget impacts during this public health emergency.
Due to the upcoming holidays, we have adjusted our City Council meeting schedule. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for: Tuesday, November 24th; Wednesday, December 9th; Tuesday, December 22nd; and Tuesday, December 29th. This information is also available on our website.
As we see our COVID-19 numbers grow, it’s important to remember to follow public health agency recommendations .For more information on COVID-19 in Grays Harbor, please visit the Grays Harbor County Public Health website at http://www.healthygh.org/directory/covid19.
On November 18th, the City CLOSED all public access to City Hall. This was done to protect the health of both our employees and the public that visited city hall. Staff is still working, and you can contact them via phone, email, or by utilizing online services available on website at aberdeenwa.gov.
I want to wish you, and your family a very happy and safe holiday season. I hope we all find alternative and creative ways to enjoy the company of our family and friends, without putting anyone’s health at risk.