I, JOHN D. MOFFITT, THE CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIAL FOR THE TOWN OF MENDON, PURUANT TO THE POWER GRANTED UNDER ARTICLE 2B, SECTION 24, OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, DO HEREBY FIND THAT A PUBLIC EMERGENCY EXISTS, TO WIT:
AN OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IN MONROE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS, WHICH EMERGENCY IMPERILS THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF MENDON (EXCLUDING THE VILLAGE OF HONEOYE FALLS).
I DO HEREBY PROCLAIM AND DECLARE THAT A STATE OF EMERGENCY DOES EXIST WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF MENDON (EXCLUDING THE VILLAGE OF HONEOYE FALLS), EFFECTIVE UPON THE EXECTUTION OF THIS PROCLAMATION. THIS STATE OF EMERGENCY SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR 30 DAYS UNLESS AND UNTIL RESCINDED OR EXTENDED BY ME FOR AN ADDITIONAL 30-DAY PERIOD.
EXECUTED ON THIS 18TH DAY OF MARCH, 2020 AT
3:30 O’CLOCK, P.M. IN MENDON, NEW YORK.
TOWN OF MENDON
DPC STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY CLERK, COUNTY OF MONROE
SECRETARY OF STATE, STATE OF NEW YORK
NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION
OEP ADMINISTRATOR, COUNTY OF MONROE
We spoke with Mendon Town Supervisor John Moffitt to follow up on the State of Emergency just declared for the Town of Mendon. The good news is that there was no triggering event that precipitated the move. The better news is that it was an anticipatory action that may benefit the town and its businesses should relief funding be made available at the state or federal level. Much like any other natural disaster, before funding can be granted, the municipality must often declare a state of emergency.
Here’s the official response from the Town Hall:
SUPERVISOR JOHN MOFFITT ISSUES A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE TOWN OF MENDON IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Supervisor John Moffitt today issued a State of Emergency in the Town of Mendon due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This procedural action will allow the Town to provide an all-encompassing response to any emergencies related to COVID-19.
“We have taken significant measures to keep our residents safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” said Moffitt. “By declaring a State of Emergency in the Town of Mendon, we are able to utilize all of our resources, including equipment, facilities, and personnel to their fullest extent. We will continue to remain in contact with county, town, school, and village officials, and provide additional guidance as warranted.”
This announcement does not restrict travel in the Town of Mendon, but is intended to best protect our residents and businesses. The State of Emergency will remain in effect for 30-days unless extended.