Mayor Tim Tenke issued a state of emergency declaration on Saturday to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus in the City of Glen Cove. The declaration became effective on Monday. The state of emergency declaration allows the mayor to:
· Close City Hall. Essential city services will continue; however, city employees who are necessary will work remotely whenever possible. The city clerk will continue to remotely process vital records, including death certificates, and will continue to receive all applications through electronic and regular mail.
· Postpone tax lien sales. Normally lien auctions must be performed no later than the last Friday of June.
“We are taking this situation extremely seriously,” Tenke said. “We have been expecting positive cases in Glen Cove and have been preparing in close coordination with the experts at the Nassau County Department of Health, our Office of Emergency Management, Glen Cove Hospital and our first responders. Today’s emergency declaration will make sure we have the authority to make certain changes in the way our city normally operates in order to prevent the spread of this virus.”
City Hall employees will monitor their emails remotely respond. They will also check voicemail regularly and return phone calls.
Public meetings will be conducted remotely. The city’s information technology director is setting up this Tuesday’s City Council Meeting in “Microsoft teams” so that city officials can conduct the meeting remotely. People can go to the city website — glencove-li.us — click on a link and join the meeting.