Safer at Home

The governor will be issuing a “safer at home” policy tomorrow. Fair use excerpt: “We have been working hard to ensure the health and safety of the people of our state as we have responded to COVID-19. We’ve taken important steps, but folks, time is of the essence. So today I’m announcing we’ll be issuing a order tomorrow.”  The full text of the announcement is online at WTMJ (

Once his order is published tomorrow, I will have a better idea of how this will effect day to day town operations.  The town board is having an emergency meeting tonight to plan and make preperations for essential town operations to continue.  The agenda is posted and the meeting is open to the public.  The town response notice will be updated after the meeting and again after the governor makes his intentions public.  All essential town services will continue, but there may be restrictions based on the governors order.

My intent is not to alarm or panic anybody.  My past experiences in the military focus my actions towards one of long term planning and preperations.  While some actions in the short term may seem excessive or unnecessary since there are no cases up here, in the long run, they will provide for the safety of town residents and town employees.

Andrew Stemp

Town Chairman