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Posted on: March 16, 2020

March 16 update: City services impacted by new directives

Coronavirus

Following new directives from Johnson County, more City services are impacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As of March 16, 2020, we are waiving the utility billing shut off process through April 15 in accordance with the Kansas Corporation Commission. In the event of non-payment, your balance will continue to accumulate. For other ways to pay your utility bill, see our recommendations below on this webpage. 

Board meetings including City Council, Planning Commission, Parks Advisory Board and Cemetery Board will move ahead as scheduled while maintaining compliance with County emergency regulations.

We are not accepting new reservations for the Spring Hill Civic Center and Spring Hill Community Center until further notice. Those with existing rentals in the next eight weeks will be contacted by City staff. We plan to evaluate this matter again in four weeks.

Public buildings including City Hall, Public Works and the Police Department remain open at this time. Staff will be wearing gloves for their protection. However, we are encouraging residents to conduct City business in other ways.

Working with Mayor Ellis, City staff has taken the following steps and precautions for external and internal safety:

  • Information distributed to staff on how to individually reduce virus spread at home and work
  • Sanitizing door handles, wipeable surfaces three times daily
  • Deep cleaning at Civic Center completed
  • Cleaning emphasis and priorities being assessed for greater sanitization
  • Strongly encouraging staff to stay home if not feeling well
  • Understanding staff may need to stay home to care for family members
  • Assessing travel and sick leave policies
  • Distributed extra sanitizing fluid
  • Coordinating with Spring Hill Recreation Commission on activity cancellations
  • Communicating with other communities on programming activities and potential suspension of meetings and group activities
  • Communicating with U.S.D. 230 Spring Hill regarding COVID-19
  • Management team meeting twice daily to further gather information and preparedness for potential widespread and extended staff absences
  • Communicating with Johnson County Fire District No. 2 to discuss a variety of topics including coordination of efforts related to COVID-19
  • Monitoring state and county information sites

Spring Hill Police Department

The Spring Hill Police Department is closely monitoring the development of coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of the community we serve.

Preventive measures are now in place to reduce the risk of exposure to you, your loved ones, and our first responders.

In an abundance of caution, the Spring Hill Police Department will be suspending the following services for the next 60 days:

  • Fingerprinting Services
  • Ride-Alongs
  • Community engagement activities
  • Use of/access within police facilities (the policy lobby will remain open)

In the event of an emergency or of a crime in progress, please continue to call 911. Responding officers may take extra precautions such as wearing personal protective equipment and avoiding physical contact such as a handshake or high five.

In non-emergency incidents, where an in-person interaction is required, officers may request these interactions occur outdoors.

Those reporting non-emergency incidents are encouraged to call the non-emergency number for Johnson County Dispatch at (913) 782-0720 and provide your number and reason for the report. An officer from the Spring Hill Police Department may instead, call you and take your report over the phone.

During the next several weeks, we ask for your understanding and patience as this information is subject to change. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Records, Property and the Police Lobby will maintain normal operating hours.

The Spring Hill Police Department remains committed to serving you to the best of our ability. We appreciate our community’s efforts to slow the spread of the virus, by practicing social distancing, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, and by frequently washing hands and disinfecting frequently touched objects.

City services impacted by COVID-19
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