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Updated Public Notice Closing Playgrounds and Parks

Monday, March 23, 2020

UPDATE: Effective March 23, 2020 the Newport Dog Park, Skate Park, and all other city playgrounds are hereby closed until further notice. 

Click here to view this Updated Public Notice as a PDF.

Until further notice, the City Building at 10th and Monmouth is closed to the general public. Drop boxes for payments or permit applications are available on the first floor at both main entrances (glass doors from Monmouth Street and from rear parking lot).

The following provisions are in effect:

  1. City staff will be accepting Building, Zoning and Historic Preservation permit applications by email, fax, regular mail or drop box. Please call 859-292-3637 or email Allyson Schaefer or Joy Rovno or 859-292-3687 with any questions. 
  2. The Finance Department staff is available by email Finance or call 859-292-3660 for issues concerning property tax, payroll tax, business tax or any finance matters.
  3. All public meetings/hearings before the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission and Code Enforcement Board are being postponed until further notice.
  4. Acceptance of Passport applications has been suspended until further notice. Please check the US Dept. of State website for locations to apply and call ahead to confirm they are open.
  5. Effective March 23, 2020 and until further notice the Newport Dog Park, Skate Park and all other city playgrounds are closed until further notice.

As conditions change, alterations may be made to City operations without prior notice. Any changes will be announced; by posting to the city website; posting on the City Facebook page; and posting at the City Building.

These procedures are being instituted to assure that critical city services will continue without interruption. We believe that this public health emergency will be brought under control much sooner if the advice of public health officials is being followed by residents and businesses.

Our emergency services will continue to operate during this period. Some reports may be taken by the Police Department by phone. There have been no changes to the schedule for trash/recycling collection, get current information and suggestions from Rumpke.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Thomas J. Fromme,
City Manager

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