Superior Mayor Paine Declares a State of Emergency
SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Mayor Jim Paine announced on Monday that he has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Superior due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a Facebook post on Monday Paine announced:
“As a result, the City will close most operations to the public at the close of business on Tuesday, March 17th. This will include public dumping at the landfill, the City Finance desk, building inspection, and other in-person services.
City staff will remain accessible by phone and email and our police and fire departments will continue to regularly respond to calls. All public services, including our garbage collection, streets and park maintenance, and wastewater treatment will continue as usual.
The City Clerk’s office will remain open for early voting but we encourage voters, especially seniors and medically vulnerable citizens, to register for an absentee ballot by mail. Please also register to vote online, no later than Wednesday, March 18th.
The Superior Public Library will close to the public at the close of business on Tuesday, March 17th.
The Lew Martin Senior Center is closed to the public now but staff remains available. Public activities will not resume until April.
We will cancel all but the most essential meetings of the Superior City Council and committees and we strongly encourage the public to watch these meetings via our website livestream rather than attending. If you wish to make public comments at any meeting, you may submit your testimony in writing to my office via mail or email and I will forward it to the City Council.
Please continue to monitor Douglas County’s website for daily updates and advice from Douglas County Public Health, the CDC, and the WHO. I know that this will cause some difficult disruptions in many of your lives but please continue to carefully guard your health and the health of your fellow citizens through proper hygiene, sanitation, and social distancing. I’ll continue to provide updates about City services as the situation develops.”
On Monday afternoon Mayor Paine along with Douglas County Chairman Mark Liebaert held a press conference addressing the declaration.