A. First and Final Reading of Ordinance Number 9-2020 AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES OF THE CITY OF
GREER COUNCIL MEETINGS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GREER CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND MAYOR TO TAKE ACTIONS TO ENSURE CONTINUITY IN THE DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF GREER IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK; AND MATTERS RELATED THERETO. (Action Required)
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES OF THE CITY OF GREER COUNCIL MEETINGS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GREER CITY
ADMINISTRATOR AND MAYOR TO TAKE ACTIONS TO ENSURE CONTINUITY IN THE DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF GREER IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK; AND MATTERS RELATED THERETO. (Action Required)
Daryl Rishforth, 306 Medford Drive spoke in opposition to Ordinance Number 7-2020. Charlie Runion, 1940 Gibb Shoals Road spoke in favor of Ordinance
Number 7-2020. Matt Cardone, 1 Garver Court, shared his concerns regarding Ordinance Number 7-2020. Alexandra Byrd, 10 Gladstone Way spoke in opposition to Ordinance Number 7-2020. Mark Yost, 204 Trask Court, spoke in opposition to Ordinance Number 7-2020.
Employee Notice yesterday we issued a notice to all employees relative to the protocols that we are following in response to the Coronavirus
concerns. Those protocols are established primarily as our need to maintain a safe workplace. Also, as we encourage and adopt practices protecting the health of our employees, customers, visitors and others. There will be continued discussions with Mayor Danner about what our protocols would be if we begin to experience more of a community experience to the Coronavirus
there are certain authorities that are provided in health emergencies that are delegated to the Mayor of a community. We will continue to have those
conversations. It is a situation we don t know what is around the corner and so our best prevention is to be prepared with practices and protocols in place. Some of those would include things like don t report to work sick, we have very dedicated employees and often times people will come to work even though they may should not be here. In consideration of our coworkers and community at large we are requiring those employees that do report to work with flu like symptoms, we are immediately sending them home. Not that we suspect they have the coronavirus it is simply to prevent the spread of flu like symptoms in our workplace. We are taking those types of precautions as well. You will see sanitizers and disinfecting equipment throughout the city, we are providing that in all areas where the public is entering public buildings, all elevator areas, all workstation areas, every employee at the city at their respective workstations have been provided hand sanitizer for their immediate areas. Our employees that have interaction with the general public relative to frontline operations their protocol is that after the exchange of every transaction they are required to sanitize. We exchange a lot of items forms, blueprints, money, and documents, again we are exchanging those constantly through an environment that we may not know what someone else coming into our facility exposures may or may not have been previously. Those are some of the thing we are involved in we certainly want to make sure that if our community is affected in a more widespread area or in a fashion, we want to make sure that we can continue operations of local government services especially those relative to public safety. We are making sure we are doing everything we can to protect not only our employees as they continue to operate but having them here so that they can provide those protections to our community as well. We hope that this exercise is overkill in the end but are absolutely convinced that is the appropriate measures for us to take to be prepared if the situation in our community should worsen. We are getting daily updates from the CDC and DHEC to make sure we are informed about what is going on around us.
ACE Environmental under our contract with ACE Environmental periodically there needs to be an adjustment to the routing schedules. We look at housing
starts additional multi- family, single residential whatever is happening in the community it is increasing the number of stops, households that they are providing service to and that doesn t always coincide exactly where the routing currently is. About three years ago we made some adjustments to the routing, where we are right now is our Monday collection is 3512, Tuesday is 5500+, and Wednesday is 1600+. We need to rebalance that a bit so effective April 6th we will have some rerouting that will take us to 4500+ on Mondays, 4300 on Tuesdays and 2200 on Wednesdays. That number will continue to grow as we continue to grow as a municipality. All affected households that may have a change to their collection day will receive a direct communication from ACE Environmental as a door hanger and will be provided with a notice on their garbage container. We will also utilize social media and other means that we have of contacting our public on that process. They are hoping to get that process changed over by April 6th. If we have misses, they will be dispatched to make those collections. This information will be posted on our website.