New Haven adapts to Holcomb’s ‘stay at home’ order

The city is New Haven has taken several steps to comply with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Stay At Home Order” effective March 24 and lasting at least two weeks.

New Haven City Council held an emergency meeting Monday to adopt procedures relating to a Public Health Emergency, including timely deposit of funds, approval of claims and the city’s revised sick leave policy. Mayor Steve McMichael urges all residents to abide by the stay at home order. If you go out to a restaurant for carry-out or shop for essential supplies, practice social distancing and either wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. Please be aware of the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms and self-monitor by checking your temperature.

New Haven City Hall will completely close to the public beginning at the close of business on Tuesday, March 24. All essential personnel will continue to report to work. This includes public safety and other department heads, senior staff and all full-time employees.

Many government services are available online at www.newhaven.in.gov including utility bill payments, permitting and access to City Council and Board of Public Works meetings. The public can also call City Hall at (260) 748-7000 with any questions. City Utility customers are asked to make their payments at the drop box or make payments online.

Essential staff will be available by telephone and email at info@newhaven.in.gov during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The New Haven Board of Public Works meeting set for April 7 has been canceled, but the City Council meeting and public hearing set for April 7 at 7 p.m. will still be held in the Council Chambers. The is encouraged to submit your comments in advance of the public hearing to be made a part of the record. Written comments must include your name and address and should be mailed to 815 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, IN 46774 or emailed to nstrock@newhaven.in.gov.

The public can also view City Council meetings, including the public hearing, on the City’s Facebook page. Comments must be received no later than April 3 at 5 p.m.