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In an abundance of public caution, the City of Oakley is taking several proactive steps to combat and limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic locally.

Effective March 17th, the following City facilities will be closed to the public (more information below):

City Office – 209 Hudson Ave

Fick Fossil & History Museum – 700 W 3rd St

Oakley Landfill – 3510 Day Dream

No City parks are being closed at this time.

Both may be re-evaluated if any positive COVID-19 cases are reported in Logan County, however. “These closures are to protect the most vulnerable members of our community,” said City Administrator Bradley Pendergast. “We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause and hope these closures are temporary.”

Currently, Oakley City Council meetings will proceed as planned, but all non-essential City board meetings likely will be canceled or rescheduled. More specific information will be released at a later time.

The City encourages customers to pay their water bill online, over the phone

Based upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the City of Oakley is implementing community-based interventions like social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.

The City is encouraging water utility customers to use the following services to pay utility bills:

• Online: discoveroakley.com (select “City of Oakley” from to top menu, then scroll down and select “Online Bill Pay”, then click the link “Online Utility Bill Payment”

• Call 785-671-3611 to speak with a City Office Staff member to pay your bill over the phone (only available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday)

Those who prefer paying with a check can use the drop box on the east side (in front of the main doors) of the City Office, 209 Hudson Avenue, or mail their payment to City of Oakley; 209 Hudson Ave; Oakley, KS 67748.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, go to the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: http://www.kdheks.gov/