GUYTON -- Due to concerns related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall will be closed to the public. City officials will continue to monitor the situation and will reassess based on updated information.
Tuesday's public hearing about the millage rate will be in person on the lawn at City Hall as prescribed by state law.
Tuesday's city council meeting will be held on the phone. The call-in number is (469) 445-0100. The meeting ID is 149 987 5855.
Be advised that you can review current information by visiting the webpages of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) as well as the Georgia Department of Public Health (www.gachd.org). Effingham County Emergency Management provides frequent updates through social media accounts. In addition, Effingham EMA has a recorded phone line with up-to-date information as it becomes available. The phone number for this line is (912) 754-8206.
During this closure, employees will continue to report to work. The hours of these employees will be irregular but will be scheduled in a manner deemed most appropriate to maintain city services while balancing our duty to help prevent the spread of this virus.Police Department
All emergencies should be reported by dialing 911. It is very important to remember that non-emergency calls for the Guyton Police Department should be reported by calling the Effingham County Multi-Agency Call Center by dialing (912 )754-8119 so that an officer can be dispatched.
Water / Sewer Department
Water meters will be read Aug. 18-20 and the related utility bills will be distributed. However, due to the circumstances, all interest and (or) late fees will be waived on bills that were due starting from March 15. In addition, due to the nature of the situation, water service will not be disconnected for lack of payment until further notice. Payments can continue to be made online, in the drop box at City Hall, or by the postal service.
Any issues, related to the water system, sewer system or significant road or drainage issues should be reported by contacting EOM at 213-3365.
The City of Guyton is requesting that residents and other individuals seeking to tend to city-related business do so via email, US mail, or delay any business that requires in-person interaction with City of Guyton employees until a future date.
Individuals encountering urgent, time-sensitive situations requiring the attention of City of Guyton staff are advised to contact Tina Chadwick, city clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling City Hall at 772-3353.