City of Belton COVID-19 Update

City of Belton COVID-19 Update
March 16, 2020
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BELTON, Texas – The City of Belton remains open for business and plans to continue to deliver quality public service through its various municipal departments including, Public Works, Police, and Fire, while also adhering to the Bell County COVID-19 Action Plan (currently at Stage 2).

Belton Police and Fire have adjusted service protocols to continue to meet citizen needs, while also adhering to CDC social distancing recommendations. These adjustments, which include social distancing when possible, reducing the amount of emergency equipment brought into homes on emergency calls, and more frequent cleaning of equipment, are important to maintaining high service levels, while also safeguarding that first responders are available for future emergencies. 

“We will remain vigilant in deterring criminal activity while remaining calm,” Police Chief Gene Ellis said.

Additional adjustments made in support of CDC recommendations include: 

  • The City has suspended penalties and utility cutoffs for delinquent utility payments for 30 days.
  • Belton Municipal Court is suspended through March. Court sessions scheduled for March 19 and 26 are canceled.
  • The Lena Armstrong Public Library remains open, but story time and other group activities are canceled. Staff at the Library will monitor patron counts in support of the social distancing initiatives.
  • Over the next eight weeks, Belton Parks and Recreation has numerous third-party events scheduled across the parks system. Event organizers and sports leagues have the autonomy to determine whether to play, cancel, or postpone events.
  • Miller Springs Nature Hike on Saturday is postponed.
  • All City building facilities frequented by the public will be thoroughly cleaned twice a day.
  • Market Days next weekend is canceled.

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