Saturday, August 13, 2022

Highland Village extends disaster declaration nearly two months

Highland Village City Hall. Photo by Bill Castleman

The Highland Village City Council has ratified and extended the city’s declaration of local disaster until mid-May.

Mayor Charlotte Wilcox originally signed the declaration on Monday, and this week the council extended it until May 13. The declaration is in line with similar declarations by the state of Texas and Denton County, and it prohibits community gatherings of 50 people or more and social gatherings of 10 or more. It also requires restaurants to not allow dine-in service, and for bars, lounges, taverns, clubs, arcades, massage parlors and gyms to stay closed. It also urges residents to follow health officials’ recommendations for social distancing and avoiding gatherings of people.

The city has made the following changes:

  • City offices are closed to the public
  • Municipal Court for March 26 is canceled
  • The Robert & Lee DuVall Center is closed to the public
  • The Kids Kastle Community Build project will be postponed
  • All city programs, classes, activities and events are canceled
  • The city won’t issue solicitor or peddler permits during the declaration period
  • Use of restrooms and drinking fountains at all city parks is prohibited
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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