PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR
WHEREAS, President Trump has declared a National state of emergency to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus; and
WHEREAS, Governor DeWine has also declared a state of emergency for the State of Ohio to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus,
Be it therefore proclaimed by Mayor Jeffrey L. Reser, pursuant to Bucyrus Codified Ordinance 509.07 that a Civil Emergency exists within the City of Bucyrus. Further, in light of this Civil Emergency, I, as Mayor of the City of Bucyrus do hereby issue the following orders:
The City of Bucyrus Police and Fire Departments remain open and fully staffed. Both stations shall be closed to the public, however. Should you need to speak with a police officer, or make a report that cannot be completed over the phone, please call the City of Bucyrus Police Department non-emergency number (419) 562-1006 to schedule an appointment or the Fire Department at (419) 562-1351. Please, in order to avoid putting our personnel and the community at risk, try to limit your contact with Police and Fire personnel to emergency situations only.
Should you need to contact a specific City office, you may do so at the following numbers and or emails:
COMPLETED tax returns may be dropped off in a sealed envelope at the utility office drive through window. Receipts will only be mailed upon written request at the time of filing.
Citizens that require or request assistance in completing their City income tax form may correspond by phone, fax (419) 562-9259, email, or mail.
Jeffrey L. Reser, Mayor City of Bucyrus
Statement from the Mayor’s Office Regarding Covid-19 Virus
We appreciate the leadership from the Governor’s office in preparing our State and community to deal with the COVID-19 virus. This is new territory for us and we want you to know that we are on the job and doing all we can to lessen the impact to our citizens and our businesses. We are grateful for the support of all our city workers and we will be on the job for you, including all utilities as well as our safety forces. Please see the following declaration for restrictions.
I ask you to continue to support our business community which will be under stress during this time. We will post a list of restaurants that will have drive-through and carry-out available. Small business loans will be available, according to the Lieutenant Governor to ensure that our businesses are aided.
We have posted an informative article from the Ohio Board of Health so you may be able to identify COVID-19 symptoms as compared to the common cold and the flu. If you are sick please stay home and, of course, use proper hygiene—redouble your efforts to wash your hands and use sanitizers to reduce the spread of germs. Social distancing is critical—stay six feet away and do not shake hands! If you are in the high-risk groups which includes those over 60 and those with underlying health issues such as diabetes, heart issues, cancer treatments we urge you to stay home to avoid contracting the disease.
This is a time to be extra cautious and not a time to panic. We are taking these actions as to significantly reduce our risk of contracting COVID-19. Our churches will continue to serve meals on a carry-out basis. I am asking you to consider taking time to check in on your neighbors—especially the elderly to see if they need any help. If you are hoarding products stop now! There is plenty of food in our stores and there is no need to hoard any products.
The 200 year history of Bucyrus has had many challenges and citizens of this town are caring and tough. Let’s pull together now and we will get through our current challenge and be even stronger. Above all, I ask that you please be extra patient and considerate of others. Please join with me in praying daily for our community, state and country. May God bless us and be with us.
Mayor Jeff Reser