LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION 2020- COVID-19

Catastrophe Notice

CORONAVIRUS 

Update from the City Manager-4-1-2020

Due to the Governor extending his Executive Order for Social Distancing through April 30th, all of the City of Cuero facilities will remain closed for the same amount of time. This will include City Hall, Library, Museums, Public Works Facilities and all Parks. We encourage citizens who were using our hike and bike trail in the Park for exercise to go to Hillside Cemetery and do your walking there. The Cemetery has virtually no traffic and there are numerous roads throughout.

The next thing is for those citizens who are having to stay at home all day, to be aware that your utility usage will likely be higher than normal. Staying home and using air conditioning and appliances that are normally off while you were at work, will increase your utility bill usage. We are just trying to make anyone in this situation aware and conserve on your electric and water usage if possible to reduce your utility bill cost.

The City Employees are and will still will be working throughout this crisis. We will make sure that everyone has quality drinking water at their faucet and that the Lights stay on. We will also keep our grounds maintained and any large potholes in Streets will be repaired. The City Hall staff will be working behind closed doors. Some of our staff are able to do their work from home. To make sure we practice the Social Distancing Rules, and no more than ten people in one place, we are allowing those that can do their work from home to do so. Our Building Department and Municipal Court are available by appointment only. Building Department call 361-275-6114 ext. 133. For Municipal Court call 361-275-8559. Appointments or anything else you may need, please call 361-275-6114.

When going to the grocery store, just one family member should go, not the whole family.

Please be safe and wash your hands, use sanitizer frequently and practice all of the Social Distancing guidelines.

Raymie Zella

City Manager


Update from City Manager

City Manager’s Update 3-30-2020

Just to update, all City Facilities are closed through Friday April 3rd. We will be making a decision Tuesday (3/31) or Wednesday (4/1) on extending the closure of City Facilities. It is more than likely that our Facilities will remain closed after this week. We are waiting on information and directives from the State before making a final decision. Please continue to use the drive through, drop box or pay your utilities online. If you need assistance with anything, please call 361-275-6114.

ALL Individuals are encouraged to follow the guidelines offered by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

* Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, and wash frequently

* Avoid touching your face, especially the eyes, nose or mouth.

* Keep your distances from other individuals; at least 6 feet

* Avoid contact with sick individuals.

*ALL individuals are encouraged to stay home, but ESPECIALLY if you are ill.

* Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

* If you must go out please go alone, do not take your family.

For the next two months, there will be no late fees charged and no one will have their utilities shut off for the next two months to help our citizens/customers through this crisis. With that said, the bills still have to be paid. If you are unable to pay your bill, you will need to make arrangements and pay as much as you can. We can set up payment plans by calling 361-275-6114. The Utility Department will work with those who cannot pay their bill completely.

Some Links that might be helpful: Cuero Chamber of Commerce has information on what restaurants are offering drive thru and pickup and what business is open in Cuero.

https://cuero.org/ https://www.facebook.com/cuerotexas/

Helpful information about renters from the Texas Apartment Association

https://www.taa.org/renters/helpful-info/


3/23/2020

Update from the City Manager

This is a reminder that all City buildings and Parks will be closed for the next two weeks. City employees will still be working but will be avoiding as much direct contact with the Public as possible. If you need to pay your bill, please use the drive through, the drop box or pay online. If you need to speak with someone in the utility department, you can call 361-275-6114 ext. 401. If you need a building permit or information you can call 361-275-6114 ext.133. If you need to speak to someone in Municipal Court, you can call 361-275-8559. All garbage will be picked up on the normal route days as nothing has changed and there are no plans to change anything. As things change, we will update information to this page.

Raymie Zella

City Manager


March 20, 2020

Update from the City Manager 3/20/20

Starting Monday March 23rd, Cuero City Hall will not be open to the public through Friday April 3rd. At that time, we will reevaluate the circumstances and make a decision whether to open City Hall or remain closed. Employees will still be at work as we try and limit contact as much as possible for the next two weeks. We are making sure our employees are doing the social distancing while at work. Please pay your utility bill at the drop box, drive through or online. If you need to set up a new account or any other business that cannot be handled through the drive through with the Utility Department, please call in (361-275-6114) and we will set up an appointment time for you to come in. Also if you need a building permit call 361-275-6114 or business with the Municipal Court please call 361-275-8559. The Police Department and Fire Department will be on their normal schedules. Public Works Department will be in a standby mode for emergencies (electric outages, water leaks and sewer back-up) and will be ready to respond to any of these situations. The park will be closed to the public through April 3rd. The Public Library and Museums will be closed through April 13th. I will say it again that our Water supply is of superior quality and as safe or even better for you than the bottled water you buy. We are operating under normal circumstances and have an ample supply of water. Please be safe out there and practice the social distancing. Most of our local restaurants are open for Drive through. If you are able, please help support them through these difficult times. As always if you have any questions about any of our operations please call 361-275-6114.

Raymie Zella

City Manager


If you want accurate, current information regarding the Coronavirus, please use the following safe sites.

Texas Department of State Health Services

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

South Texas Regional Advisory Council

https://www.strac.org/coronavirus

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