March 15, 2020
URGENT NOTICE COVID-19
Beginning Sunday, March 15, City facilities will be closed to the public until April 23, 2020, in an effort to ensure Basehor is doing its part to assist in mitigating the potential for community spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Effective Sunday, March 15, Mayor David K. Breuer announced all city facilities will be closed to the public, effective immediately. Mayor Breuer issued the following statement regarding the closures, “COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, and as we have seen in just one week, the way we conduct business and provide service must respond to that change. The City of Basehor will continue to provide services, but the way we deliver them will support the CDC and KDHE recommendation of social distancing.”
City of Basehor facilities will be closed to the general public. These closures will be continually evaluated. Facilities will be staffed, and we will continue normal operations as much as possible. City business should be conducted by phone or email. Details of the facility closures and impacts to other meetings or events are included below:
• City Hall, including the public lobby for planning & zoning, utility billing, building permits, general administration will be closed to the public. We will continue to accept applications electronically.
The main line number for City Hall is 913-724-1370.
• Police department's main lobby will be closed to the general public. For non-emergency calls, please call 913-724-3397. Patrols and response to emergency calls will continue as normal.
• The public lobby for municipal court will be closed to the public. Municipal court is still scheduled to be held on April 14. We will continue to evaluate this service. Municipal court may be reached at 913-662-0017.
• Public Works facility will be closed to the public. Public Works may be reached at 913-724-2000.
• Our partners at Waste Management will continue trash service as normal.
• Bulk yard waste (limb and leaf) drop off at the Public Works facility is suspended.
We encourage you to check the City’s Facebook page, subscribe to our e-Newsletter, and check our website for future updates.
Mayor Breuer shared, “The decision to close city facilities to the public was not taken lightly. Although this is the first time in my life that it has been necessary to take this action, I am confident that this decision will assist in protecting the public against the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made as a way for the City to support social distancing as recommended by the CDC and KDHE. We are looking for Basehor to do our part to flatten the curve.”