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FROM: For Immediate Release:
Will Johnson March 31, 2020
County Administrator (322-4300)
BUTLER COUNTY FACILITIES CLOSURE AND DECLARATION
El Dorado, KS —Today, during their regularly scheduled meeting, the Butler County Commission extended the closure and limited access by the public to Butler County Commission owned facilities through Sunday, April 19th, to mirror the dates of the Kansas Governor’s Executive “Stay at Home” Order number 20-16, which went into effect Monday, March 30th, in the State of Kansas.
Butler County limited public access to facilities on Monday, March 23rd, and will continue to do so as long as the State of Kansas is implementing a “Stay at Home” order. Through Sunday, April 19th, access to Butler County buildings will remain available only to County employees, mail deliveries, and certain essential business by appointment only. The County Commission also took action to allow County departments to implement minimal staffing and telework plans through April 19th, while ensuring all County departments remain staffed for minimal services during normal business hours. All County employees will continue to be compensated during this time if mandated to stay at home. The Commission also took action to postpone the County Wide Clean Up event scheduled for April 18th -25th. The County will reschedule the event for a later date.
County Commission meetings will continue to be closed to public attendance during this closure. To comply with Kansas Open Meetings Act requirements the Commission meetings are viewable through live stream via the County’s website and the County’s Granicus agenda management software. Follow this link to watch meetings: http://bucoks.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1
The Butler County Landfill will remain open as the operations of the landfill are an essential function of Butler County and public health. Modifications of the afore mentioned work functions and openings may change as warranted.
The County Commission is committed to the health and safety of our employees and citizens and will continue to follow State and Federal guidelines. The Commission will review the situation at their normally scheduled weekly meetings and may extend the closures or modify County functions as necessary.