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Hello Fernley, this is your Mayor, Roy Edgington with an update regarding the current pandemic. The City continues to be open for business while implementing social distancing guidelines. The main entrance to City Hall is open for public entry, however, the Municipal Court entrance is closed.
Masks are required for all individuals entering City Hall. The City has implemented several social-distancing measures including sneeze-guards along the front counter, and other reminders to keep six feet of distance between individuals. The City is frequently sanitizing high-contact areas (counters, doorknobs, payment drop box, etc.), public restrooms in City Hall will remain closed.
The City would like to encourage our customers to continue to implement social distancing when possible, and customers are strongly encouraged to utilize electronic and telephonic forms of communication for City business. All staff and departments are available via e-mail or phone which are listed on the City’s website at www.cityoffernley.org. Utility payments can be made online as well as in the drop box located in the parking lot of City Hall.
Fernley Municipal Court will remain closed to the public, this includes the court payment windows. The court will continue to operate via a virtual court system. All court cases are currently being heard virtually. For more information regarding virtual court operations or to obtain information regarding an upcoming hearing, please contact the Fernley Municipal Court at (775) 784-9870 or FMC@cityoffernley.org.
Unfortunately we have seen an uptick in positive cases in Lyon County and our Quad County service area. I ask you to please wear a mask when out and adhere to the 6-foot distance guidelines from non-family members. The City will continue to actively monitor the situation and follow the Governor of Nevada’s direction.
The federal CARES Act funding has been released to assist local governments with unanticipated expenditures created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Fernley will receive approximately $3.9 million in federal funds. Per the CARES Act, these funds must specifically be used to cover costs that fall within one of three categories: necessary expenses incurred due to the public health emergency, costs not accounted for in the local government’s most recently approved budget as of March 27, 2020, and costs incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020. The City is compiling a list of eligible expenses and this will be covered at the July 1st City Council meeting. I thank you for your time, and please remember to stay safe and stay healthy.