BOULDER CITY – The City of Boulder City is in its third week since it joined other Clark County communities in a State of Emergency declaration. Much of us have encountered changes in our homes –school closures, family members in quarantine,fear for health and wellness and loss of income are causing anxiety for many families
“We are all in this together. Now is a good time to check on your friends, family and neighbors while following CDC distancing guidelines.” said Mayor Kiernan McManus.“The CDC offers excellent information on dealing with stress related to the virus, the economy and the uncertainty we all feel right now.”
- For advice on handling anxiety, go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html.
- If you are struggling with abuse in the home you can call 911 or contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.7233 or TTY 800.787.3224.
Boulder City Parks and Recreation does not want COVID-19 to keep the community down. While classes, programs, leagues, and special events are postponed, you P arks and Recreation Department continues to work to improve the quality of life for Boulder City.
Boulder City is starting a program to encourage residents to stay active(#StayActiveBC) during these unprecedented times. “The staff has come up with some unique programming opportunities to keep the Boulder City Community active,” said Parks and Recreation Director Roger Hall. Follow us on the City of Boulder City Facebook Page and Instagram for more information.
Three Square Food Bank is helping people sign up for food stamps. Call their office at 702.765.4030 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or visit www.threesquare.org.
City Hall continues to be closed to the public through April 16 but staffed with essential employees. “Every employee plays a critical role in our City’s infrastructure and operations, so we continue to require every full-time employee to report to work,” said Al Noyola, City Manager. “We’ve taken steps to make sure we are following CDC guidelines and making sure we sanitize common surfaces regularly.”
The City has links to information posted on a webpage dedicated to coronavirus news and updates: www.bcnv.org/COVID-19.
Please see the information released to date by Boulder City:
- Mayor Kiernan McManus officially signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency, effective throughA pril 30, 2020. The Declaration, posted at www.bcnv.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=162, requiresr atification by City Council during the next public meeting.
- All City Council, Committee and commission meetings and workshops are postponed through April 13, 2020, unless City Council calls for a Special Meeting. (Date subject to change based on Governor’s guidance.)
- During these difficult times, we will be suspending utility disconnections on a case-by-case basis. You must contact our utilities billing at (702) 293-9244 to discuss.
- City Hall and all City buildings are closed to public access through April 16 (date subject to change based on Governor’s guidance). Items may be dropped off at the front security station. While staff is working on site, we ask that non-emergency business be handled by email or phone only. You can call City Hall at 702.293.9329 during regular business hours, with limited hours on Friday and Saturday, or use the staff directory at www.bcnv.org/Directory.aspx.
- Utility, business license and permit payments can be made at the back window of City Hall (located in the alley between the Rec Building and City Hall). As a reminder, payments can be made online at www.bcnv.org, where you can also set up autopay.
- Boulder City is complying with the Governor’s order from March 20, 2020 to close non-essential businesses as defined by the State.
- Police fingerprint services (for background checks) are temporarily suspended, and Nevada DMV services provided at the Police Department are suspended in alignment with the State.
- Nevadans seeking Unemployment Insurance Benefits can file online at http://ui.nv.gov/css.html
- The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to any child during the closure of Nevada schools. The student food distribution pod is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.Monday through Friday at Mitchell Elementary School. You must bring a student ID, know thestudent’s ID number, or child must accompany you for pick-up (may remain in car.) Food distribution locations/times are here: https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/menu.
- Albertson’s Grocery Store in Boulder City is closing nightly to restock shelves. The store offers specialhours for people with immune system issues, with physical impairments, and/or who are elderly: 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- The City is collecting household staples for those in need at City Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until noon only. Items will be distributed to local organizations, senior centers and individuals in need. Learn more about items needed www.bcnv.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=163.
- Boulder City Hospital, the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, and all nursing homes in Boulder City are restricting visitors. Please check with each location by phone for more information. "Virtual Visits” are available at Nevada State Veterans Homes athttp://gov.nv.gov/News/Press/2020/ICYMI__%E2%80%9CVirtual_Visits%E2%80%9D_Now_Available_at_Nevada_State_Veterans_Homes/.
- The City has started a database for those who want to volunteer to assist: email the City email@example.com to add your name, contact information (email and phone) and how you can help.
- The State has been added to the Small Business Administration disaster area list. Learn more at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
- At this time, all employees of Boulder City are considered vital to the operations of the City and must continue to report to work. Essential City services, including trash pick-up, will continue as scheduled
- Follow information Statewide on social media platforms at #StayHomeForNevada
- All special events are closed in City parks and facilities through April 16. The City’s parks and park bathrooms will remain open daily from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. Maintain social distancing and wash your hands (or children’s hands) while using the parks. Closures include:
|Boulder City Municipal Golf Course||Boulder City Arts Center||Boulder Creek Golf Club|
|Boulder City Tiny Tots||Boulder City Fitness Center||Youth and Adult Sports Programs|
|Boulder City Safe Key||Special events in City Parks||s Boulder City Youth Center|
|Boulder City Aquatic Center||All Playground Equipment||Special classes|
|Tennis Courts at Hemenway & Broadbent Parks||Beach volleyball courts at Veterans Memorial Park||Basketball courts at Lakeview, Hemenway, Oasis & Veterans Memorial Parks|
|Skate Park at Veterans Memorial|