Bourbon city hall closed to public

    During its meeting this week, the Bourbon City Council voted to close city hall until further notice due to the ongoing pandemic. The city also took action to help residents with their water and sewer bill.

    A resolution was passed to not send out the city’s April water bills until May 1. Water, sewer and trash will not be billed in April, which will result in a two-month bill in May, but the council also voted to suspend all penalties for late payment for the next two months and work with residents who need to set up a payment schedule for their utilities.
    City employees who normally work at city hall will be working remotely. A phone number is posted at city hall if citizens need assistance from the clerk.
    The council approved plans for the Bourbon Community Center parking lot to be set up as a Wi-Fi hot spot for use by citizens who do not have Wi-Fi at their home. The police will monitor the lot to make sure people are staying in their cars while using the service.
    The council met with new Police Chief Scott Zwetow, who has worked for Bourbon part-time for 11 years. On his recommendation, another officer was hired, but the department remains just short of being fully staffed.
    The city also announced that work is continuing on the Pine Street project. A pre-bid conference for the sewer portion of the work was held on March 25.

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