Public Notice: Virtual Council Meeting due to COVID-19
In the interest of protecting public health and facilitating compliance with the State of Michigan’s Stay Home-Stay Safe Order, the Elsie Village Council will hold a virtual meeting, permitted by Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-15, with the sole purpose to conduct essential business necessary to ensure that village operations continue without interruption during the COVID 19 pandemic. Individuals interested in participating in the virtual meeting can do so through telephone via the magicJack meeting platform. ( see details below)
The Village will post access information necessary for participation for every meeting which shall include the meeting identification number, access password, and access telephone number on our website (www.elsie.org) and our Facebook Page.
At this point in time, the regular Village Council meeting on April 14th is scheduled to be held virtually. The Village President, Village Clerk, and Village Manager will be at the Elsie Public Library hosting the call, all other Council Members, Members of the public and members of the Press will need to call into the Village council meeting to participate. ( instructions below)
The Village Council will be utilizing the normal agenda format for the virtual meetings. Individuals are not required to identify themselves unless they wish to speak during the regular public comment times identified on the agenda. At that point, to participate the individual will be required to give their name and address as is required at all Village Council meetings.
Individuals who may have questions regarding the virtual meetings are encouraged to contact the Village Manager Shane Grinnell at 989-862-4273 ext. 7 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the 7:00pm April 14th 2020 Council meeting:
1) Dial phone number 1-305-848-8888
2) Push 1 to enter a conference call
3) enter conference number 1258624273 then push #
Once in the conference call PLEASE push MUTE on your phone. This will reduce background noise. If you would like to speak at the appropriate time you may do so by unmuting your phone. Meetings will be audio only.
Dear Village of Elsie Residents,
-Monday, March 23, 2020
We are all in this together. Please know your Village Council, Village President Frink and I are working around the clock to maintain a safe and calm community.
Here is an update on our response:
Our At this time the Village of Elsie admin office will be CLOSED to the public. Payments can be left in the drop box, mailed or paid online. You may also call our office 989-862-4273 ext. 0 and will be able to pay over the phone. We will be reducing office staff hours, so if you can't get through to someone, feel free to leave a message. Messages and the drop box will be checked and daily As always for Police or Fire Emergency dial 911. Office staff will be in the office on reduced hours.
Our Police Department would like you to know if you notice something that looks suspicious, please do not hesitate to contact 911. Elsie Police Department is in service and active. When our officers are not avail. Clinton Co. sheriff’s department covers our Village. If you need assistance call 911. Do not call our police office for urgent matters as often times our officers are not in the office. If you call 911, they can be directly dispatched.
Our food bank is mostly made up of staff that fall into the high-risk category. To limit their exposure our Elsie Area Fire Department and DPW staff are assisting the Elsie Food bank with the food distribution process. The food bank is open Monday/Wednesday from 8am to 9am. For more info call Ms. Lucielle Stephens at 989-388-8717
-We have a Senior Watch Program. If you are unable to reach a Senior through phone or email, that lives in the Village of Elsie, Duplain, Chapin or Fairfield Township please contact Assistant Chief/EMS Director Shane Grinnell, 989-292-9499
-Our fire/Rescue staff are on the front line. We are still responding to calls. If dispatch deems a potential COVID-19 case, our professionals will be masked and take every possible precaution. Our fully staffed Rescue Crew are the best. We are thankful for their care. All members of our department are properly trained Medical First Responders, EMTS, and Paramedics.
Our Fire and Rescue cover 3 counties, so that means our Fire and Rescue members have access to and abide by Tri County (Ingham, Eaton and Clinton co.) Medical Control, Saginaw Tuscola County Medical Control and Shiawassee County Medical control authority’s. Info is coming in from all 3 medical control authorities to help protect you and our responders.
We have had people inquiring about their water/sewer/trash bill. We will not shut-off water service through this crisis. Beyond that, if you know anyone in the Village of Elsie without water service, regardless of their ability to pay, contact my office immediately. We will restore their service ASAP.
I want to point out the local businesses that have not closed, and that has stepped up to the plate and have helped in this global crisis locally. Dollar General having set hours for your senior citizens, Foo G’s Pizza being busy with take-out orders, Elsie Market for thinking outside of the box and bringing farm fresh meats to his store…. And all the local business staff working to keep everything stocked.
Let’s not forget about our public works team. The Public Works Department will be on normal hours; however, we will not be scheduling any work orders that would require the DPW staff to enter into residences. To report a public works Emergency dial 989-862-4273 and push ext. 1 for the call DPW rep. They are behind the scenes making sure we have water and sewer service. We are in contact with the State of Michigan EAGLE (DEQ) officials regarding service should we lose operators with positive tests or exposure. We also have contacts with the City of Ovid, Village of Ashley and Maple Rapids Public works. We are not doing “in house” calls unless its an emergency. We will be still providing water, sewer and street services.
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In times of crisis, leadership is essential. Please know your Village of Elsie crew is here to serve you throughout the COVID-19 global crisis. Our towns motto is perfect for this situation… Small Town, Big Heart… please check on your neighbor, help the people in need, and take this time to spend a little extra time with your family.
Shane E Grinnell, EMT
Elsie Village Manager
Elsie Asst. Fire Chief