Update on the COVID-19 for the Town of Big Flats
The Federal Government have extended the Stay at Home for New York State to May 15th, 2020. This will mandate that the Town of Big Flats, Town Hall will remain closed until May 15th. The Community Center will remain closed until June 1st. Past that it will be determine by how many cases in Chemung County and how can we protect our citizens in groups. This mandate is for the protection of the residents of Big Flats and the citizens of Big Flats. We are staffing the Town's phone and to make sure we get answers back to you as soon as possible.
The town by New York State Governors Decollation must closed the town Parks playgrounds, basketball courts and pavilions during the COVID-19 emergency. With this, basketball courts are also closed. Walking trails are open but people must maintain the six foot rule. Signs are posted as to this, so please let's keep Big Flats safe during this time. Thanks for your help and for your understanding.
WE are moving forward with several drainage projects that have been approved by FEMA and our time senctive for future flooding. highway will continue with necessary projects and will do it within the COVID-19 guidelines.
The COVID-19, we have six cases in the town. You can be updated by using the county website at WWW.chemung countyny.gov. You then location the COVID-19 and it will lead you to the most current map and figures. For information on the COVID-19 go to the website below or call the number. I am also posting it on the Town's website and Facebook
For questions relative to COVID-19 please email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or call our hotline 24/7 at 607-873-1813.
Over the next two weeks several decisions will be made about the summer Taffy program, sports programs and cuts to the town's budget. The first indication we have had as to taxes was the room tax for March which was down 59%. Along with lower gas prices and use, hotel rooms empty, restaurants with only take out, flights at the airport way down and many stores closed, we are expecting sales taxes to be down 50 to 60%, meaning loses to the town of $500,000 of dollars this year.
The town board meetings will be held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:30PM via ZOOM will be post on the website during the Virus closer.
For more updates read the news items on the right-side of the town’s website or if you need to contact:
Cellphone – 607-738-2548
I want to thank all the citizens in Big Flats for your cooperation during this disaster.
Stay safe and stay home!!!!