Update from the Mayor

March 20, 2020

I wanted to take a minute in the midst of this unprecedented and ever changing time we are being subjected to, as a result of the impact of the COVID – 19 Pandemic, to touch base you. We are looking to be proactive and are giving constant thought to what actions we can be taking to keep our community safe and to mitigate the spread of this virus, but in reality, we are being reactive at best as things change on an hourly basis.

The City will utilize our Website www.clearwaterks.org and our Facebook page “City of Clearwater, KS Government” for our primary method of quick communications. Given the situation, we may send out multiple updates in the same day. It is clear there are many sources providing information on a consistent basis for all of us to follow; therefore, our updates will be limited to and specifically for what is affecting our community and not attempt to be passing guidance or direction that others are more qualified to do.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly (bussery@clearwaterks.org or 316-239-4373), the police department (620-584-2349), City Hall (620-584-2311), or members of the governing body if you have a concern, question, or suggestion for us to consider or be aware of. If you have an emergency, be it as a result of COVID – 19 or any another type, please continue to contact 911 as usual.

I am always amazed at our wonderful community as I read about what many of you are doing to reach out to other and finding ways to help. We truly are blessed to live in Clearwater! Please follow all the preventive guidelines to protect you, your families and anyone you might come into contact with. I ask you to pay particular attention to the guidelines for “social distancing” and encourage our kids to play and socialize in small groups.

Finally, we have cancelled activities at our senior center and this eliminated a very important opportunity for our senior citizens to have a place to gather and socialize. I would ask for all of us to reach out to those that might live in our neighborhoods and check in and say hello. If any of our senior citizen are in need of anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or any of the City staff and we will do our best to ensure you have what you need.