City operations stay same in pandemic
The City of Garden City will be continuing to operate its facilities the same through May 15, predominantly in the same manner it has since mid-March prior to the Governor’s original stay at home order.
Each department may make some adjustments to work environments and staffing strategies:
City Administrative Center: The building is closed to walk-in traffic. All services (Service & Finance, Neighborhood & Development Services, Information Technology & Communications, Finney County GIS, Human Resources, City Clerk, and City Manager’s Office) are available by phone, internet, or drive‐thru. The Neighborhood & Development Services Department will be using a poly cart placed on the south building entrance for plans and permit work to be dropped off. Public Meetings will be conducted via Zoom.
Utilities Service Center: Closed to walk-in traffic. All services are operational and office staff is available by phone and internet.
Wastewater Treatment Plant: Closed to walk-in traffic. All services are operational and office staff is available by phone and internet.
Valley View Cemetery: Office closed to walk-in traffic, but the cemetery grounds are open. Graveside services conducted in accordance with State and local health guidelines.
Parks: Parks and trails are open. Playground equipment is not open. No reservations for shelters, but people may use them and are asked to adhere to distancing and hygiene guidelines. Parks staff is available by phone and internet.
Street Department: Office staff is available by phone and internet.
Solid Waste/Recycling: The Recycle Center on Terminal Avenue is open. The drop‐off sites are not open. Office staff available by phone and internet.
Buffalo Dunes Golf Course: The clubhouse will be closed to walk‐in traffic. The course is open for public play with strict distancing and hygiene protocol in place. Staff is available by phone and internet and will accommodate customers outside the clubhouse.
Lee Richardson Zoo: Facility is closed to the public. Office and educational staff available by phone and internet.
Garden City Regional Airport: Open. Administrative offices are not open to walk‐in traffic.
Garden City Police Department: Law Enforcement Center is closed to walk‐in traffic.
Garden City Fire Department: Closed to walk‐in traffic.
Municipal Court: Closed per direction from the State of Kansas Supreme Court regarding the court system. Staff is available by phone and internet.
The City plans to make decisions about re-opening facilities to walk-in traffic in two week increments, based on local data received from the Finney County Health Department.