The City of Plainview will reopen city buildings to the public on Monday, June 1st.
City staff has taken extra precautions including installation of window shields, hand sanitizer stations at the door and twice daily cleaning of the facilities.
“We are taking as many precautions as possible to ensure the safety of our employees and citizens who come to our facilities,” says Jeffrey Snyder. “We do ask that you take this opportunity to utilize the phone and online options that have been made available first before needing to visit a city facility.”
Citizens can make payments on water bills and municipal court tickets by clicking the Online Bill Pay button to access their account by visiting www.plainviewtx.org.
Citizens may also make telephone payments for water bills and municipal court tickets through the secured automated telephone system. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the system provides customers with real-time balances, payment amount and due dates. Payments can be made via Mastercard or Visa debit card or credit card.
The number to pay water bill is 866-277-1446 and the number to pay a municipal court ticket is 866-279-4737.
For business other than payments, citizens are advised to make appointments with the respective department including Community Development, Building Inspection, Public Works, Finance, etc. Please call 296-1100 to make an appointment.
The Fair Theater offices will be open to the public. The Theater, as well as the Broadway Shelter House and Rotary building will continue to be closed to the public at this time under the Governor’s Order.
The Health Department will also continue to be closed to the public.
Unger Memorial Library (825 Austin) will be open for patrons with amended guidelines for checking out materials and computer uses. It will be “grab and go” for patrons who want to visit the Library. Also, patrons may not stay in the Library more than one hour each day and children must remain with the guardian at all times. Furthermore, because of the difficulty of sanitizing newspapers, they will not be available for leisure reading.
Computers are by appointment only. Six time slots will be available each day to allow the library staff to clean workstation areas between patrons. Time slots are:
- 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (45 minutes)
- 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (60 minutes)
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (60 minutes)
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (60 minutes
- 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (60 minutes)
- 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (60 minutes)
Only three computers will be open for use at a time in order to maintain social distancing. Patrons will be required to wear a mask while using the computers and the Library will not be able to provide masks, so patrons must bring your own. To schedule a computer, call the Library at 296.1148.
The Library’s curbside service will continue and as well as other online opportunities such as access to e-books and audiobooks through OverDrive will be available at www.plainviewtx.org/library.
Please wash your hands, practice social distancing and if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (shortness of breath, fever and coughing), contact your physician. Citizens are encouraged to stay home when possible and do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please remember it is strongly advised by the local health authority to wear masks and practice social distancing while out in public.
For more information regarding amended guidelines for visiting City offices, call 806-296-1100 or visit the website: www.plainviewtx.org/COVID19.
(News release from the City of Plainview)