Midlothian City Council Approves Disaster Declaration

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Last night, the Midlothian City Council unanimously approved a 14-day declaration of state of local disaster at its regular meeting.
Midlothian Council at Special Emergency Meeting held on Friday, February 21, 2020. Photo by Marlon Hanson

Midlothian City Council Activates City’s Emergency Management Plan

Midlothian- Last night, the Midlothian City Council unanimously approved a 14-day declaration of state of local disaster at its regular meeting. In an effort to be proactive in protecting citizens’ health and wellbeing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council took this step to activate the City’s emergency management plan.

In addition, the City will close all non-essential City of Midlothian facilities, allow access to essential City facilities remotely, and cancel community events, effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 11:59 a.m. until April 3, 2020, in accordance with the Ellis County Shelter-in-Place order. Additionally, the May general election and special election will be postponed to November 3, 2020.

City offices providing essential services (listed below) will continue to operate, but will conduct all business online, by email, or by phone. Visit www.midlothian.tx.us for contact information.

During the Shelter-in-Place order, Midlothian City parks will be open for individual use as long as users observe social distancing. Athletic team use will continue to be prohibited. Meadows Library and the Senior Center will continue to be closed with all activities canceled.

Closed To Public Access

City offices along with the Conference Center will be closed to public access during the Shelter-in-Place order, but available to provide service via email, telephone, and web access. These departments include:

Animal Services
Building Permits & Inspections
Bid Postings
Engineering
Job Applications
Municipal Court Online Payments
Open Records Request
Utility Billing (online, by phone at 775-7130, by mail, or in the night deposit box at City Hall)
Planning & Zoning Submittal
Public Works

As of 3/25/2020 at 7:28 PM, there are two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Midlothian, with a total of eight in Ellis County.

Ellis County’s Shelter in Place order goes into effect tonight at 11:59 PM and runs through April 3 11:59 PM. The Stay Home, Stay Safe order was passed 3-2

Last night, the Midlothian City Council unanimously approved a 14-day declaration of state of local disaster at its regular meeting.
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