El Mirage extends closures of city-owned facilities through April

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The city of El Mirage is extending the closure of all facilities to the public through April 30 to align with Gov. Doug Ducey's Executive Order and latest recommendations to extend social distancing procedures through the end of the month.

This includes the closure of all gathering areas at city-controlled public parks, restrooms, field rentals, facility rentals, private rentals, dog parks, park ramadas, and basketball courts. All scheduled events at city facilities will be canceled during this time. Green spaces, open areas, and walking paths will remain open. El Mirage will continue to provide essential services.

“Continuing to keep the facilities closed to the public is our best way to encourage the public to practice social (physical) distancing,” City Manager Crystal Dyches stated. “The health and safety of our employees is also of the greatest importance, and we have shifted our operations to limit in-person interaction between employees.”

In addition, most city departments will continue to provide services remotely as it has since El Mirage closed facilities to the public March 18. 

El Mirage will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation to determine whether the closure needs to be extended further.

The scheduled Council meetings for April will be held telephonically with public access available to be in compliance with the state Open Meeting Law. The meeting dates are Tuesday, April 7 and 21 (tentatively scheduled); each meeting begins at 6 p.m. For more information on attending the Council meetings, visit www.elmirageaz.gov. Call to the Public requests/comments can be submitted 48 hours in advance of the council meetings by emailing El Mirage City Clerk Sharon Antes at santes@elmirageaz.gov.

Utility customers may conduct business by phone at: 623-933-1228, e-mail: utilities@elmirageaz.gov or visit www.elmirageaz.gov.  In addition, the city plans to suspend utility service disconnections until further notice. 

El Mirage City Court will remain open with modified lobby hours for the general public from 8 a.m.-noon Monday–Thursday.  For more information on the El Mirage City Court, contact 623-815-2186.

The El Mirage Senior Center will continue to deliver lunch and commodities (food from local food banks) to seniors 55+. Contact Ruby Arvizu at 623-876-4232 or rarvizu@elmirageaz.gov for more information.

The Police and Fire departments will continue to respond to calls.  Public safety personnel have been trained and equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and will continue to serve the public with the usual high standard of response and protection. 

The Police Department Administrative Office will be closed for walk-in services.  Call the Police non-emergency number listed below to set up an appointment to get property or towed-vehicles released.  Public records release is available at: https://www.elmirageaz.gov/ or by phone.

Phone numbers

Administration: (623) 876-2941

Building Safety: (623) 518-0389

City Clerk: (623) 876-2943

Customer Service: (623) 933-1228

Engineering: (623) 980-9980

Finance: (623) 876-2955

Human Resources: (623) 876-2949

Planning and Zoning: (480) 349-2334

Public Works: (623) 935-6405

Emergency Services

Fire Department: (623) 583-7968

Police Department: (623) 500-3000

Emergency: 911

2-1-1 Arizona has been tasked by the Mr. Ducey's office to provide information to the public about COVID-19 and available services related to the current emergency situation.

If you need assistance finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, dial 211, search on the homepage of 211Arizona.com or download the 211 Arizona app.  For the city of El Mirage community resource page, visit www.elmirageaz.gov. 

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