I have declared a state of emergency in the Village of Big Bend.
(Added information) There's no need to do anything different at this time: keep following all CDC recommendations on hand washing and social distancing.
- Wisconsin Department for Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Waukesha County Public Health
This proclamation formally opens up collaboration efforts and allows us to move quicker if things get substantially worse. Continue to stay calm, and stay well.
March 15, 2020
WHEREAS, an emergency, namely the COVID-19 Pandemic, impacted the Village of Big Bend beginning on March 15, 2020; and
WHEREAS, because of the emergency conditions, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Big Bend is unable to meet promptly; and
WHEREAS, due to this emergency, I am authorized by Wis. Stat. s. 323.14(4)(b) to exercise by proclamation all of the powers conferred upon the Village Board under Wis. Stat. ss. 323.14(a) and 323.11 that appear necessary and expedient;
NOW, THEREFORE, as President of the Village of Big Bend, I proclaim that an emergency exists within the Village by reason of an imminent threat of a disaster due to the COVID-19 Pandemic;
FURTHERMORE, I proclaim that city officials may do whatever is necessary and expedient for the health, safety, protection, and welfare of persons and property within the Village, including the power to bar, restrict, or remove all unnecessary traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, from the highways;
FURTHERMORE, this proclamation of the emergency shall be limited to this date until May 15, 2020, and shall be subject to ratification, alteration, modification, or repeal by the common council as soon as the council can meet, but the subsequent action taken by the Village Board on Tuesday March 17, 2020 shall not affect the prior validity of this proclamation.
Village of Big Bend President