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Kingman city offices to close to the public starting Monday, March 23

City of Kingman offices will be closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 23, with the exception of Kingman Municipal Court. The move will not impact city services. (Miner file photo)

City of Kingman offices will be closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 23, with the exception of Kingman Municipal Court. The move will not impact city services. (Miner file photo)

KINGMAN – The City of Kingman has announced that it will close all departments to the public, with the exception of Kingman Municipal Court, for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 23.

City Public Affairs Coordinator Coleen Haines said city team members will continue to work in their offices, and will be able to be reached for assistance or bill payments by phone.

The closures come as the city strives to adhere to recommendations for mitigating the spread of coronavirus handed down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That includes social distancing efforts and not having gatherings of more than 10 people.

“We’re going to be working and doing our jobs; we’re just not going to allow public access to buildings anymore to protect team members,” Haines said.

Team members will be available to assist customers with bill payments and other matters over the phone. Dispatch, fire and police services will operate at normal levels. The Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course and recreation services will remain open.

Trash pickup will remain, but Kingman Area Regional Transit services will be reduced. All routes will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Department closures are, for now, expected to last two weeks. The city will reevaluate its position after the first week of closures. There will be no notary services available, and candidates for city offices will still need to turn in their documentation by 5 p.m. April 6.

Also, no special event permits will be issued through April, and city council and commission meetings have been canceled through April.

Haines said council may hold special meetings during that time to address timely business. The one commission that may need to meet, depending on scheduled business, is the Municipal Utilities Commission.

Kingman City Council meetings can be watched online by following directions on the city’s website at https://www.cityofkingman.gov/.

City water customers behind on their bills won’t have to worry about service disconnections.

Haines said the city will not turn off anyone’s water, regardless of payment status, until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. Late fees will remain in effect, and customers may still get past-due and service-disruption notices.

The city encourages customers to utilize online or automated pay-by-phone services when possible.

For automated pay-by-phone services, dial 928-753-8585. To fill out an application for water service, go to https://www.cityofkingman.gov/government/departments/finance/utility-billing. Checks dropped at the City Complex or Airway Avenue drop boxes on Thursdays will not be processed until the next working business day.

The following are phone number for city departments:

Public Works: 928-757-7467

Kingman Municipal Airport: 928-757-2134

City Attorney’s Office: 928-753-8091

City Administration: 928-753-8102

City Clerk: 928-753-8102

Community Development: 928-753-8130

Engineering: 928-753-8122

Human Resources: 928-753-5561 ext. 5

Kingman Police Department: 928-753-2191

Kingman Fire Department Administration: 928-753-2891

Powerhouse Visitor Center: 928-753-6106

Parks and Recreation: 928-757-1919

Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course: 928-753-6593

For accurate, up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the federal Centers for Disease Control at CDC.gov, the Arizona Department of Health Services at AZDHS.gov, or the Mohave County Department of Public Health at https://bit.ly/2x95T8a.

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