Message from Mayor Kulmann - March 25, 2020
Message from Mayor Kulmann - March 16, 2020
To all the people living and working in Thornton,
First, I want to tell you your city council and mayor are thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. We understand the challenges facing us, and that these issues continue to change quickly. The council and staff are committed to doing as much as we can to promote the safety and welfare for our community as well as all the people who work for the city of Thornton. We are listening closely to the experts from health organizations in our region and nationally and implementing recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is so important that we all work together to social distance ourselves from others.
With this in mind, Thornton took some definitive steps to help in this regard. All of Thornton's public facilities have been closed to the public and some have just minimal staffing. These closures will be reevaluated often and we will only open them when we feel it is safe for everyone. We have cancelled official city meetings, but plan to see how to best conduct council meetings in the near future. We will post information about how you can watch the official council meetings on the city's website and on our social media platforms as soon as the decision is made how to proceed with these meetings.
Even with all of these precautions and changes, Thornton is maintaining its levels of services for all of you. We're working hard to make sure our First Responders remain healthy and available to serve you. We're not concerned about late fees for water payments and no one will have their water shut off during this time for not paying. In short, we're trying to think first of our people - our friends, family and neighbors - and making it through this to the days ahead when we can recover and embrace life as it returns to normal. We will continue to provide updates to you frequently.