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Town of Gueydan to make emergency declaration on Friday

Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 20, 2020

The Mayor of Gueydan Jude Reese says he will make declaration for a State of Emergency for the town.

Reeses says that the declaration is to go into affect at 6:00 p.m.

The declaration will be put in place to waives the certain ordinances. Reese says that instead of having to call a meeting to get things done for the city during this time, he will be able to make quick decisions for the Town

"It is more freedom for me to take care of things quickly and safely," Reese said.

This declaration will be temporary and concerns the current situation with coronavirus in the state.

The town has already suspended late fees or delinquent utility bills for the month of March in the town. Termination of services for unpaid bills will not happen in the month of March. That was issud on March 17, 2020 in connection to the concerns over coronavirus.

Officials still ask that if residents have the means to pay bills, to do so.

"I have also limited access to all public spaces to employees only, but make no mistake about it we are fully manned and working and ALL services are up and available," Reese said.

The drive through window at city hall is open and all business can be conducted through it.

There are currently no confirmed cases in Vermilion Parish. For more on the virus visit