City of Baxter Taking Steps to Slow Spread of Coronavirus
At its regularly scheduled meeting this evening (March 17th), the Baxter City Council made the decision to close all City facilities (City Hall, Park facilities, and Public Works Building) to the public effective immediately through the end of business (4:30 p.m.) on April 7th in an effort to follow the recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the United States Center of Disease Control and the effort to limit the potential for community transmission of COVID-19.
While City facilities will be closed during this time, City employees will still be working diligently to provide residents and businesses with City services with minimal interruption. Individuals that need to pay utility bills are encouraged mail their payments to the City of Baxter, PO Box 2626, Baxter, MN 56425), utilize the City's website (www.baxtermn.gov) or drop their payment into the drop box located outside the front doors of City Hall. Anyone needing to conduct other City business during this time should contact City staff by telephone (218-454-5100) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In an effort to further limit potential exposure to the public and City employees, the City has also elected to temporarily suspend the following non-essential services:
All recreation programming until further notice; Rentals of park facilities (i.e. kitchen and pavilion) for dates through April 30th; Rental Inspections for the next 30 days. Will not apply for emergency inspections.; and Water and/or sanitary sewer work orders related to matters within a building/structure will be limited to emergency situations only.
The matter is very fluid and is subject to change. All updates regarding City operations will be provided via press releases, the website and through social media. The City thanks everyone for their patience and understanding during these trying times.