Posted on Tues., March 31, 2020 –
I’d like to take this time to remind everyone to practice what the health professionals are telling us: safe distancing (at least 6′ apart) and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds. These practices are intended to keep us physically healthy.
I’d also like to mention that we all need to take care of our mental health, too! Even though the Town Park is closed to the public for any sporting events (including no basketball or other contact sports), I’d like to encourage each of you to get out for a nice walk or jog. (No more than two people at a time and 6′ apart, please.) Our park is located in a beautiful scenic area on Jackson Road, and there’s nothing better than getting out into the fresh air. Please do your best to enjoy life even during these uncertain times. Remember . . . we’re all in this together.
Thanks, everyone. Please continue to watch this website for updates.
Posted on Fri., March 27, 2020 – Town offices will remain closed until further notice. Please continue to watch this website for updates. Thank you.
Posted on Fri., March 20, 2020 –
A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED IN THE TOWN OF BINGHAMTON EFFECTIVE 2 P.M. ON MARCH 19, 2020. THIS STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED DUE TO A COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO THE SAME. THIS SITUATION THREATENS PUBLIC SAFETY.
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, AND IT WILL REMAIN CLOSED AT LEAST UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 27. Town employees are now working from their homes, but we’re all able to communicate with each other and with you.
If you need to get in touch with a specific employee, please call the Town Hall at (607) 772-0357, dial their extension number then leave a detailed voice-mail message including your phone number. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible. Normal business hours remain in effect as if the building was open. Please check for hours on specific Department pages.
Town Hall extensions are:
Becky Smith at the Information Desk – Ext. 10
Town Supervisor, Elizabeth Rounds – Ext. 11
Building Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer – Ext. 12
Assessor’s Office – Ext. 13
Community Center Coordinator – Ext. 14
Town Court – Ext. 19
Bookkeeper – Ext. 21
Dog Control Officer – Ext. 22
Town Clerk’s Office – Ext. 26
Highway/Water Sewer – 669-4323
NOTE: Any water payments can be dropped in the drop box, paid by mail, or paid on-line. Please do not come to the office.
WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES. Thank you.
Previously reported on Sun., 3/15/20 – Town Supervisor, Elizabeth Rounds, wants residents to know that the Town of Binghamton is open for business, and we are here to serve the residents. (Normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) If you’re not feeling well, we encourage you to stay at home and take care of yourself. If you need to do business at the Town Hall, we may be able to help you without you feeling you need to drive over. Feel free to call the Town Hall at 772-0357, ext. 10, and we’ll see how we can assist you.
Broome County Executive Jason Garner has been distributing good information and updates through the gobroomecounty.com website. I would like to encourage residents to visit that website for continuing updates.
With that said, I’d like to make you aware of a meal distribution for students during the school closure. Students can receive two meals every day throughout the week while schools are closed. Every child 18 and under is eligible to receive meals at a pick-up location that is closest to them. In an effort to encourage social distancing, meals are grab-and-go only. There are 39 total pick-up sites. For additional information, click here. For any special dietary needs, please call 607-763-3403. For the most up-to-date and detailed information, check your school district’s website. Click here for Susquehanna Valley Schools.
Finally, New York State is providing reliable updates at their website as well. If you’re looking for good, reliable information about the virus, go to https://health.ny.gov
Please stay safe and do your best to weather this storm and remember . . . We’re all in this together!