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Boulder City canceling events, closing city parks and facilities in response to state directive

Posted at 11:53 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 14:53:36-04

On the heels of the directive from Gov. Steve Sisolak to close all “nonessential businesses,” Boulder City staff members want to assure the community that they are working to protect and serve the community as a whole.

“Boulder City is a small town and home to many small businesses, and we consider each one to be vital to this community,” said Al Noyola, City Manager.

“Our Community Development staff has been monitoring the Small Business Administration plans to help, and stand ready to assist our small business owners try to attain federal assistance.”

The State has been added to the SBA-disaster area list. Learn more at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

At this time, all employees of Boulder City are considered vital to the operations of the City and must continue to report to work. All City buildings are closed to the public with very limited access. Essential City services, including trash pick-up, will continue as scheduled.

“Our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is functioning; first responders are on duty and ready to provide aid if needed,” said Emergency Manager/Fire Chief William Gray. “Our biggest message is that if you are healthy and capable, it is important for neighbors to help neighbors. Call, email or talk to your neighbors and make sure they have food and supplies, especially if they live alone or are elderly.”

All special events are closed in City parks and facilities, and including numerous weddings, through April 16.

“We contacted event planners early in the week with concerns about gatherings. Asking planners and brides to postpone was difficult but a decision made to protect others,” said Roger Hall, Parks and Recreation Director.

“Our 17 parks are still open for kids and adults to get outdoors. Parks are open from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. and bathrooms are open to the public during those times. We ask that residents maintain social distancing (6-feet apart) and wash their hands (or their children’s hands) while using the parks.”

Please see the highlighted changes to information previously released by

Boulder City:

1. All City Council, Committee and commission meetings and workshops are postponed through April 1, 2020, unless City Council calls for a Special Meeting. (Date subject to change based on Governor’s guidance.)

2. The Big Clean (March 28) is postponed pending further notice.

3. City Hall and all City buildings are closed to public access through April 1 (date subject to change based on Governor’s guidance). Items may be dropped off at the front security station. While staff is working on site, we ask that nonemergency business be handled by email or phone only. You can call City Hall at 702.293.9329 during regular business hours or find a staff directory at www.bcnv.org/Directory.aspx.

4. Utility, business license and permit payments can be made at the back window of City Hall (located in the alley between the Rec Building and City Hall). As a reminder, payments can be made online at www.bcnv.org, where you can also set up autopay.

5. Police fingerprint services (for background checks) are temporarily suspended, and Nevada DMV services provided at the Police Department are suspended in alignment with the State.

6. Boulder City Hospital, the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, and all nursing homes in Boulder City are restricting visitors. Please check with each location by phone for more information.

7. As part of the City opening the EOC, staff members are coordinating with local volunteers to help those in need.

Other temporary closures include:

Boulder City Municipal Golf Course Boulder Creek Golf Club
Boulder City Tiny Tots Youth and Adult Sports Programs
Boulder City Safe Key Boulder City Youth Center
Boulder City Aquatic Center Special classes
Boulder City Arts Center Special events in City Parks
Boulder City Fitness Center