Nov 23, 2020 6:40 PM

Oakley city office closes until further notice

Posted Nov 23, 2020 6:40 PM

Oakley has published the following notice on its Facebook page regarding the closure of city offices and the local museum.

OAKLEY — Effective Monday, Nov. 23, the Oakley City Office and Fick Fossil and History Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

City parks are NOT being closed at this time.

The Oakley Landfill will be open to city utility customers only. All landfill charges will be charged to the customer’s respective city utility account. All forms of in person payment will not be permitted.

All water, sewer and refuse collection services will remain operational and running during this closure.

City employees are still working regular business hours and are available by phone at 785-671-3611 to answer questions and conduct business.

Currently, Oakley City Council meetings will proceed as planned, but all non-essential city board meetings likely will be canceled or rescheduled.

The city is encouraging utility customers to use the following services to pay utility bills:
• Online: discoveroakley.com (select “City of Oakley” from to top menu, then scroll down and select “Online Bill Pay”, then click the link “Online Utility Bill Payment”
• Call 785-671-3611 to speak with a city office staff member to pay your bill over the phone (only available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday)
• Those who prefer paying with a check can use the drop box on the east side (in front of the main doors) of the City Office, 209 Hudson Avenue, or mail their payment to City of Oakley; 209 Hudson Ave; Oakley, KS 67748.

Prevention and mitigation of this virus starts at the individual level. We ask citizens to try to restrict contact with individuals, wear masks and social distance.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, go to the following websites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: http://www.kdheks.gov/