Hannibal Closes City Offices to The Public
Effective today, March 19, all city government offices in Hannibal are closed to the public. Employees will continue to report to work and run business as usual, but lobbies and public spaces will be closed to the general population. The exception is the Hannibal Police Department, where the lobby will continue to be open 24 hours a day.In an interview with Y101 Radio yesterday, Hannibal Mayor James Hark said he has no intention to ask any local businesses to curb their activity. That includes bars and restaurants, which are open to the public as usual. Hark says it's important to support our local business and prop up the economy, but we should use our judgement and take proper precautions too.
Here is the full news release from the City of Hannibal:
Starting Thursday, March 19, all Hannibal city buildings will be closed to the public for 30 days, as an abundance of caution and to protect the public.
All facilities will remain open to city employees who will report to work, but buildings will not be open for public access. All essential services will continue, such as fire and police protection as well as electric, water and sewer services and street and park repair and maintenance.
Both the main Board of Public Works office at 3 Industrial Drive and City Hall, 320 Broadway, have secure drop boxes where payments can be delivered.
The HBPW offers multiple ways to access account information on the website: www.hannibalbpw.org/departments/customer-service/pay-your-bill/
Payments will continue to be processed on a regular basis. Customers will continue to receive regular and delinquent billing statements in order to allow customers to apply for any type of utility assistance.
All late fees will be waived, there will be no disconnects for late payments.
Board of Public Works office staff and field crews will still work normal hours. In a continued effort to protect the health and well-being of both customers and staff, no BPW employee will enter a residence or business unless there is a true emergency.
Building Permit requests are available by calling City Hall and talking to the Building Inspector.
Hannibal Municipal Airport will remain open for incoming and outgoing flights.
City officials appreciate the cooperation of everyone as we work together to do what we can to contribute to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.
Telephones will be manned and questions answered. Important numbers follow:
- Board of Public Works Customer Service 573-221-8050
- Board of Public Works emergency service issues (24/7) 573-221-0955
- City Hall 573-221-0111
- Parks & Recreation 573-221-0154
- Hannibal Municipal Airport 573-406-3728
Social media sites are also being kept up-to-date as policies change.