Town of Williamston taking steps to reduce coronavirus spread

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From limiting access to buildings and parks to other measures, the Town of Williamston has taken a number of steps to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Williamston Mayor Mack Durham said, “I pray that everyone will remain safe during this event. After consideration of our current health risks, I have issued temporary restrictions on the daily operations of the Town Of Williamston as of March 16, 2020. It is my intention to maintain a safe work and community environment as we face the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic together. These prudent actions, providing an abundance of precaution, may seem to be more than needed by some in our community, but, as Mayor, I would rather do more than necessary that is within our power than err on the side of doing too little.”

He said the local restrictions are in line with Federal, State, County, and other Municipal actions. “We will continue to update the community through social media and our local Journal,” Mayor Durham said.

The Town of Williamston will take the following preventive measures:

Access to all public buildings will be restricted.
Payments will be accepted over the phone, online, by mail, the drive-thru, and by utilizing the payment drop box located on the left of the front entrance of Town Hall. Phone payments will only be accepted during business hours of Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Utility service disconnects for late or non-payment is suspended until April 1, 2020. The Town will continue to read meters and send bills. Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance that will be harder to pay off later.
Licensing, work orders, and payment acceptance will be taken care of by phone.
All Town parks will be closed until April 1, 2020.
Meetings of the Council will continue as scheduled. Staff will live stream on Facebook and YouTube and recommend that you observe these meetings via the internet.
Town events at parks and public spaces will be suspended until April 1, 2020.

Public Works will continue sanitation services, maintenance and lawncare.
Employee-to-employee contact and employee-to-public contact will be limited.
Animal Control issues must be life-threatening before staff can respond due to P.A.W.S. being closed.
All Municipal Court is suspended until April 13, 2020.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant will continue its normal operations with limited access to the public.
The Town is working closely with the Anderson Joint Regional Water Authority to continue providing quality water to our residents.
All recreational sports are suspended until further notice.Stay up to date on the latest Covid-19 situation by visiting: www.cdc.gov or https://www.scdhec.gov/infectiousdiseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

Stay up to date on the Town’s latest Covid-19 information by visiting their website at www.williamstonsc.us or Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 864-847-7473 or email at admin@williamstonsc.us .