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Mar 23

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR MARK KOWNICK

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 4:51 PM by Susan Greene

On behalf of Village Trustees Betz, Collier, Covelli, Kraus, McAlpine and Weinhammer:

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the Village wants to make sure you know we are on top of this situation and will continue to provide you with up-to-date information as it becomes available.

As you are aware, on March 17th we formally declared a Local Disaster Emergency for the Village of Cary. This declaration gives us the capability to expedite processes, including procurement, labor relations, and potential state and federal funding opportunities, in addition to other needs, for the benefit of our great community. This makes us prepared and ready to react, if the need arises. The Village is united with other local communities in taking this action.

Along with our staff, I participated on informational conference calls weekly with the Governor, his staff, and other municipalities. We are briefed with the most up-to-date information available. We will continue to communicate with the public as updates are provided.

The Governor has mandated the suspension of dine-in services by establishments that offer food or beverages through March 30, 2020. This situation will definitely impact our local businesses and our economy. At this time, we encourage you to utilize the takeout and delivery options available with our local participating restaurants. Think about purchasing a gift card as well. We have listed information about these businesses on our Facebook page, Cary News Weekly, and our website. Together, we will make a difference.

Regarding our first responders, including: Village Hall, Public Works, and our Police Department, we are prepared and have made the necessary changes to sustain this challenge. Village Hall is closed to the public until further notice. The public is still able to conduct Village business by phone at 847-639-0003 or by visiting the Village's website, www.caryillinois.com. The Police Department lobby will remain staffed from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, but instead of talking to a Records Clerk through the window, visitors will be asked to dial a direct number to speak with a Records Clerk via telephone.

We want to assure our residents, businesses, and visitors, we will prevail and become stronger as we get through this crisis together. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as information becomes available.

You may continue to check the Centers for Disease Control's website for additional information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Additional public health websites are available by visiting the Village's website or by visiting the Village's Facebook page.

We are united,

Mark Kownick
Mayor

Link to online version of the Mayor's letter