As cities and towns continue to react to the COVID-19 threat, Oak Grove Heights Mayor Rudy Garner has announced the city’s precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.

According to information made available by Oak Grove Heights Treasurer-Recorder Susan Rollins, Garner has cancelled the March 23 meeting of the city council. Agenda items for that meeting are to be included in the April 27 meeting’s agenda.

Also, the city park is closed to the public until further notice.

Reservations for the community center have also been cancelled until further notice. Those who have rented the center will receive a refund, or a booking for a later date.

Although the Oak Grove Heights City Hall will remain open for business from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday, it will be open only to receive phone calls at (870) 586-0042.

“Our main lobby is not large enough to protect the public,” Rollins said in a prepared statement. “No one will be able to access the front of the building for payments.”

On the other hand, residents may make payments by mail, drop box (by money order or check), or pay their wastewater bills on line through the city’s website at: cityofoakgrove heightsar.com.

Other means to contact the city include by fax at (870) 586-0696 or by e-mail at oakgroveheights@yahoo.com. In case of emergency, residents may contact Garner at (870) 212-6402.

“We apologize for the inconvenience that this might cause,” Rollins said in a press release. “The City’s objective is to keep the safety and well being of the public and community as a top priority during this crisis.”

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