A letter from Mayor Wesley E. Sallee

A letter from our Mayor Wesley E. Sallee,

Greenwich Citizens,

It whole heartedly bothers me to have to say that Due to the ongoing “Stay at Home” order and limited people that can be gathered at any event that the Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton has put us in. I have to announce that the Memorial Day Gathering at the Veterans Memorial has been cancelled.

However, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs said there will be a way for Americans to pay tributes to veterans virtually. The Veterans Legacy Memorial website contains a memorial page for each veteran and service member interred in a VA national cemetery. Starting on May 14, the website will allow online visitors to leave a comment as a tribute to their lost love ones.

“The tribute allows visitors to voice memories and appreciation for a Veteran’s service,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said.

After the May 14th decision from the Governor allowing non-contact sports to start on May 26th. There still is no direct path moving forward with the requirements. I want to make sure that even if people don’t agree with the Governors actions, we as village representative must abide by the rules that are handed down to us. We cannot by law, shorten or lessen the rules that are put on us. We are hoping that within the next few Days/Weeks we will know more on when and how the Parks can be open safely to the public for use. We have to wait and see what the requirements will be for public restrooms until then we have to keep them closed. I am doing everything I can to find ways to get our village opened back up and allow our citizens the freedom that they should have.

I hope everyone will take their time in actually moving forward and do it with the safety of not only our children but for everyone in our community.

Wesley E. Sallee

Mayor- Village of Greenwich

 

Source: Memorial Day 2020_Youth League 2020_1

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A letter from Mayor Wesley E. Sallee

A letter from our Mayor Wesley E. Sallee,

In light of the unprecedented emergency declarations at both the National and State levels to curb the trend of Covid-19, all of our municipal facilities will be following suit. Rest assured that our Village Utility and Police Department services are strong. Our goal is to maintain our levels of Excellency as we take the necessary precautions to effectively practice social distancing. In order to keep our employees and facilities performing at optimum ability, the following directive has been initiated.

As of March 18, 2020. All municipal buildings and public works facilities will have locked public access. Having said that, each department will continue to provide services as normal as possible and business hours will remain the same. What this means for the public is that all business should be done via mail, phone, email, fax or the normal side door drop box may be used. The drop box will be emptied numerous times a day.

 

The village website: www.villageofgreenwich.com

The village website has information on how to contact the Huron County Health Department and the CDC for questions or concerns. And we try and keep it up to date on Governor DeWine’s policy actions on the Corona Virus.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this global challenge. The health and safety of all of our communities and families are paramount. Together, in time, we will come through this pandemic. Please continue to look out for each other, especially the most vulnerable in our village, but please do it safely. Please ask for help from neighbors and friends if help is needed. With our community working together as I know it can, we will come through this time better than we were when it started. This is the time to come together. May God bless you and keep you safe.

 

Wesley E. Sallee

Mayor- Village of Greenwich

 

Village Utilities – 419-752-2441  – Police Department – 419-752-2681 or Emergency 911

Source: Closure of Village Offices_031820.docx

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Huron County Community Library will be closed to the public

As of today Wednesday, March 18th 2020.

Christine Schopfer MillsAll locations of the Huron County Community Library will be closed to the public at the end of business today. Staff will be available to provide curbside pickup of library items Monday through Friday.”

“The WiFi will be on and our tech staff is working on boosting the signal. We will be evaluating our reopen date and will have an announcement before April 6”

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Village of Greenwich has closed all Government Buildings

As of today Wednesday, March 18th 2020.

Village Administrator, Virgil Giles announces “The Village of Greenwich has closed all Government Buildings, including the Municipal Building, Utility Garages, Street Department and Water Department to the public until further notice.” Following in suit with Greenwich Police Departments Closing of their lobby earlier today. (See Article)

The goal is to ensure public safety and minimize possible exposure to the coronavirus. “The Village understands we are in uncharted waters and these proactive measures will aid in village personnel to continue to serve the village day in and day out.” Said Giles.

Utility Payments can be dropped off in the Dropbox located at the west-side of the municipal building, payment is also accepted at the Civista Bank in Greenwich (drive-thru only), or online through the Village of Greenwich Website.

This decision was made in the community’s best interest as the village continues to consult with public health officials and county and state leaders to assess the rapidly evolving impact of the virus. Thank you for your patience and understanding! We will update any future information and changes through the Village of Greenwich Website and Facebook page.”

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Lobby of Greenwich Police Department closed until further notice

Greenwich Ohio Police Department has closed the department’s lobby to the public as a precautionary measure for COVID-19.

A statement from the Greenwich Police Department said as of today Wednesday, March 18th 2020 our lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. The goal is to ensure public safety and minimize possible exposure to the coronavirus.

This decision was made in the community’s best interest as the village continues to consult with public health officials and county and state leaders to assess the rapidly evolving impact of the virus.

Residents who need to file a police report, register or receive information should contact us by phone (419) 752-2681, for Non Emergencies and Dial 9-1-1- for Emergencies.

Chief Dorsey, said “we are aware some reports need to be taken in person, we will continue to respond as necessary”.

“Rest assured the men and women of the Greenwich Police Department will still be patrolling our streets and protecting all citizens during these times,” Dorsey said. “Thank you for your patience and understanding! We will update any future information and changes through the department’s Facebook page.”

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Snow Advisory Levels for Huron County

A few notes on the snow advisory levels:

1. Greenwich Police does not declare advisory levels. The levels are decided by the Huron County Sheriffs Office.
2. Advisory levels are issued for the purpose of making the citizens of Huron County aware of current roadway conditions.
3. Advisory levels are issued to caution those who drive to work so that they can plan accordingly to allow enough time for them to commute safely.
4. Advisory levels and the Huron County Sheriffs Office do not dictate whether you should report to work or not nor do they excuse you from work. This is a matter that is solely between you and your employer. 

During inclimate weather, always use caution when driving on the roadways. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling. We will keep you updated on weather conditions as they develop and will adjust advisory levels accordingly. Stay safe!

Snow Emergency Classifications

Pursuant of Ohio Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace. Attorney General Opinion 97-015 allows the sheriff to close state and municipal roads.

Snow Emergency Classifications

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation’s traffic website at www.ohgo.com.

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GPD – Now Hiring Part-Time Police Officers

The Greenwich Police Department is now Hiring Part-Time Officers for the Village of Greenwich – State of Ohio Police Department.

Applicants Must Apply in Person at the Greenwich Police Department: 

47 Main Street. Greenwich, Ohio 44837

GPD Employment Application: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF APPLICATION

Please include a photocopy of Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, High School Diploma, High School Transcripts, College or Trade School Diploma, College Transcripts, Drivers License, Military DD214 or Current Military ID.

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