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Office of the Mayor City of Bixby, Oklahoma
Executive Order No. 2
Proclaiming of a Civil Emergency
This Order Expired on April 30th, 2020.
Below is an overview of the changes in effect as of 13th of April, 2020 at 11:59 PM. A full signed copy of the Order is at the bottom of the page for viewing.
If you have Questions please refer to Shelter at Home FAQs prior to calling to ask questions.
Whereas, on March 19, 2020, I, as Mayor of the City of Bixby, Oklahoma, and pursuant to the authority vested in me, did issue an Executive Order Proclaiming a Civil Emergency to respond to the COVID-19 Virus for the health and safety of our citizens in Bixby and providing for "Shelter in Place" requirements; and,
Whereas, the COVID-19 Virus; and,
Whereas, the virus continues to threaten the lives of our citizens and it is necessary to continue the terms and conditions in the March 19, 2020, Executive Order and Proclaiming of a Civil Emergency.
Now, Therefore, I hereby extend the terms and conditions as set forth in the previous Executive Order and Proclaiming of a Civil Emergency to extend until April 30, 2020, unless earlier extended or revoked by me.
Dated the 13th day of April, 2020.
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Bixby City Council Current Guidelines
On April 27th Bixby City Council agreed the Bixby Shelter at Home Order would expire today, April 30th. Council adopted Governor Kevin Stitt’s Oklahoma Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS) Plan to begin reopening businesses. Phase 1 of the OURS Plan began on May 1st. Phase 2 has a goal date of May 15th, however, this date can change depending on the progress of Phase 1.
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR-CITY OF BIXBY, OKLAHOMA,
EXECUTIVE ORDER PROCLAIMING A CIVIL EMERGENCY
Below is a brief partial overview of the changes in effect as of 1st of April, 2020 at 11:59 PM. A full signed copy of Order is at the bottom of the page for viewing.
If you have Questions please refer to Shelter at Home FAQs prior to calling to ask questions.
Therefore, by the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Bixby, pursuant to the Bixby City Charter, Ordinance Number 2304, and Title 11 O.S. Section 22-120, I hereby proclaim the continued existence of a civil emergency in the City of Bixby and further, it is hereby declared and Ordered, as follows:
1. Ordinance Number 2304 proclaiming the existence of a civil emergency in the City of Bixby is hereby amended and revised to reflect physical distancing requirements and to address the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in an attempt to reduce the number of cases and burden on healthcare infrastructure, as encompassed hereinafter.
2. Ordinance Number. 2304, ordering closing of certain business and commercial establishments either in-full, or with special conditions for limited operation, and other public accommodations shall remain in full force and effect, except as modified herein, and
3. All citizens living in or visiting the City of Bixby are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include a single-family home, an apartment unit, a condominium unit, a dormitory room, a hotel room, a motel room, shared rentals, and similar facilities and accommodations. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities as defined herein, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions as defined by the government performing the function, or to operate Essential Businesses as defined by the Governor of the State of Oklahoma, or his designee:
a. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following "Essential Activities":
i. To engage in activities, perform tasks, or obtain supplies essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family, those living in their residence, or pets (for example, obtaining necessary medical supplies, medication, food and beverage, or other products necessary to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential operation of the residence, visiting a healthcare professional, obtaining supplies needed to work from home, or performing property maintenance).
ii. To engage in outdoor activity, provided that individuals, except those from the same residence, must comply with physical distancing requirements of six feet (for example, walking, biking, hiking, or running).
iii. To perform work at an Essential Business.
iv. To care for or transport a family member or pet in another residence.
v. To move to another residence either in or outside the City of Bixby.
b. "Essential Businesses" shall mean those businesses identified by the Governor of the State of Oklahoma, or his designee, as critical infrastructure sectors, including critical government workers as defined by the government employer; and
c. For purposes of this order, non-residents of the City of Bixby may be outside of a residence within the City limits only to engage in those activities for which a Bixby resident may leave their homes as stated in this Order.
4. All businesses operating within the City of Bixby, except Essential Businesses, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the City:
a. Provided that any business may continue to perform essential functions with employees or contractors as necessary to maintain the value of the business’ inventory, preserve the condition of the business’ physical plant and equipment, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits and related functions.
b. For clarity, non-essential businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities remotely (i.e. working from home).
5. To the greatest extent feasible, all businesses shall comply with physical distancing requirements, including but not limited to maintaining six feet physical distancing for both employees and the general public, off-setting shift hours and/or days, and requiring employees to conduct work remotely where feasible; and
6. All City-owned sport courts, sports fields and playgrounds are hereby closed, and use thereof and use of any fitness equipment, playground equipment, or shelters within City Parks is prohibited even if not locked, gated, or fenced; and
7. All events, public or private, or social events, shall in no instance exceed State or Federal guidelines, and all social events or gatherings, regardless of size, shall strictly adhere to the social distancing requirement of 6 feet from any individual from outside a household or living unit, and violations thereof are prohibited, provided that nothing in this Order and Emergency Proclamation prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit; and
8. When engaging in activity outside the residence (for example, walking, biking, hiking, or running), individuals must comply with physical distancing requirements of six feet; and
9. If someone in a residence has tested positive for coronavirus, all members of the household should quarantine at home in a separate area from the isolated person. Members of the residence should not go to work, school, or any other community function, except for workers included in essential healthcare operations who may continue to work in accordance with CDC guidance; and
10. All special event permits issued by the City of Bixby are hereby revoked, and as of this date, no further such special event permits shall be issued and no such special events may be held in the City of Bixby until at least April 16, 2020, when the pandemic emergency conditions will be reassessed; and
11. Any person violating the provisions of Ordinance Number 2304, or violating or causing a business, commercial establishment, or other place of public accommodation subject to said Ordinance to violate such Ordinance or this Emergency Proclamation, shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Ordinance No. 2304
This Emergency Proclamation shall take effect as of 11 :59 PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and continue until 11 :59 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2020, provided that this Emergency Proclamation and Order may be rescinded or extended prior to said date and time if assessment of the pandemic so warrants.
Dated this 31 day of March , 2020.
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In order to comply with the Shelter at Home Executive Order that became active on April 1st, 2020, effective immediately all facilities, including fishing docks, at Bixhoma Lake are closed. While the Order encourages “Essential Activities” such as engaging in outdoor activity, it also mandates that individuals comply with physical distancing requirements of a minimum of six feet. With the high traffic of those utilizing Bixhoma Lake, the fishing docks do not provide sufficient space to meet safe, physical distancing requirements. At this time the shores and the Lake remain open. However, should conditions warrant, a future, full closure of the Lake may become necessary. As a reminder, playground equipment, picnic tables, and other facilities that would encourage gatherings and require sanitizing in all Bixby Parks are closed.
Free Landfill Days
Free Landfill Days originally scheduled for Bixby residents on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at the Quarry Landfill have now been cancelled due to the Shelter At Home Order. A rescheduled date will be announced in the future.
Effective the 2nd of April, 2020; graveside services at the Bixby Cemetery will not be scheduled in order to conform with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic. For direct burials, only the Funeral Director or his/her representative, the Vault company employee, and the Cemetery Maintenance Supervisor are allowed to be in attendance. Additionally, the chapel and the cemetery office will be closed to the Public. If you have any questions, please contact the Cemetery Administrator, Donna Crawford, at 918-366-4430.
City Hall and Dawes Building
Bixby City Hall and Dawes Building will have restricted access for the general public. Water billings and Court fines should be made at the window or drop box on the west side of City Hall. Persons needing entry to drop off items or visit with a City employee should call to set up an appointment for such delivery or meeting.
Bixby Municipal Court
For the safety for all our citizens, court has been continued until the end of June due to the construction at City Hall and the coronavirus guidelines. If you were scheduled to appear in court on one of the following court dates May 21st, May 28th, or June 11th, then your court date has been changed to JUNE 25, 2020 at your regular scheduled time.
If there are any new orders issued by the Oklahoma Supreme Court or by the City of Bixby Council, we will contact you at that time.
Dated March 31, 2020
What is Temporarily Changing
In order to provide additional safeguards for both Citizens and Officers, the Bixby Police Department is implementing the following reporting practices for certain non-emergency report calls.
- Walk-in Reporting will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
- Fingerprinting services will be temporarily suspended ended until further notice.
Non-emergency Reports and Calls for Service
For non-emergency report calls officers will handle taking a report in the following way:
- Citizens will call into dispatch as normal.
- An officer will call back and take the necessary information.
- The Officer will give the citizen a Bixby Police Report Number prior to the ending of the call.
- The officer will direct the citizen to use the online reporting form at the following link on the Bixby police Department website.
- Go to the Bixby Police Website and go to File the Online Report.
- The citizen will submit their written statement and any evidence they can electronically by this means.
Please be assured:
✔ Officers will continue responding to all emergency calls for service.
✔ Officers will continue responding to all alarm calls.
✔ Officers will continue responding to all accidents.
We hope to resume operations as normal as soon as possible.
Below is a brief partial overview of the changes immediately in effect as of the 23rd of March, 2020. A full signed copy of the Bixby City Ordinance 2304 is at the bottom of the page for viewing.
Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Bixby, Oklahoma:
- Sales of exposed open foods which are not prepackaged or made fresh behind a counter by an employee of the facility is prohibited. Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food and beverage are to close dine-in or on-premises consumption. Such establishments are encouraged to provide and utilize curbside, drive-thru, takeout and delivery services. This section 1 excludes institutional or in-house food cafeterias that serve residents, employees, and clients of businesses, child care facilities, hospitals, and long term care facilities.
- The following commercial establishments and places of public accommodation are hereby closed:
a. Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
b. Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on premises consumption.
c. Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums.
d. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas. Amusement facilities and amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
3. Hair and nail salons and barber shops may be open if by appointment only, with no walkins, and minimum of fifteen (15) minutes between appointments to sanitize customer area.
4. Public gatherings of more than ten (10) persons is prohibited.
5. All City Bixby or Bixby Public Works Authority owned or operated parks are limited to no more than ten (10) person gatherings. The trail system will remain open, but park facilities such as restrooms and playground equipment will be closed.
6. This ordinance does not prohibit an employee, contractor, vendor, or supplier of a place of public accommodation from entering, exiting, using, or occupying that place of public accommodation in their professional capacity.
7. Bixby City Hall and Dawes Building will have restricted access for the general public. Water billings and Court fines should be made at the window or drop box on the west side of City Hall. Persons needing entry to drop off items or visit with a City employee should call to set up an appointment for such delivery or meeting.
8. When technology is in place, pursuant to recent authorization by the Oklahoma Legislature, meetings of the City Council, Planning Commission and/or Board of Adjustment may be held by teleconferencing means. The Mayor may cancel Planning Commission and/or Board of Adjustment meetings when there is no pressing business for action.
9. The restrictions imposed by this ordinance do not apply to any of the following:
a. Places of public accommodation that offer food and beverage not for on-premises consumption, including grocery stores, markets, convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores, and food pantries, other than those portions of the place of public accommodation subject to the requirements of this section;
b. Health care facilities, child care facilities, residential care facilities, and congregate care facilities; and
c. Crisis shelters, soup kitchens, or similar institutions;
However, owners, operators, and managers of such are strongly encouraged to implement CDC recommendations, to include social distancing and sanitation guidelines, in their place of business, until these guidelines are terminated.
10. For purposes of this ordinance, "place of public accommodation" means a business, or an educational, refreshment, entertainment, or recreation facility, or an institution of any kind, whether licensed or not, whose goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the public.
11. All other businesses not mentioned herein are strongly encouraged to implement CDC recommendations, to include social distancing and sanitation guidelines in their place of business.
12. This ordinance does not alter any of the obligations under law of an employer affected by this ordinance to it’s employees or to the employees of another employee.
13. The prohibitions in this ordinance shall be effective at 10:00 pm on March 24, 2020. The restrictions stated herein shall be effective so long as this emergency is declared to exist in the City of Bixby or until it is repealed by another ordinance of the City of Bixby.
14. Penalty: persons found in willful violation of this Ordinance may be subject to a fine of up to $100.00 per day, plus Court costs, with each day of such violation being a separate offence
That a new section 4-7-1 is hereby added to Chapter 4 "Health and Sanitation", in the interest of public health, safety and welfare, and pursuant to 11 O.S. § 22-120, Said Section to Read as Follows;
The Mayor is hereby authorized in the event of increased spread of COVID-19 in Tulsa County, or other contagious disease, to issue Emergency Proclamations and orders further limiting or closing the businesses covered by this Ordinance.
Approved 13th Day of March, 2020
Since the immediate operation of the provisions of the Ordinance is necessary for the preservation of public health, welfare and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the City Council and the second reading of said Ordinance is hereby waived.
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Resolution 2020-7 Declaring State of Emergency
Below is a brief partial overview of the changes immediately in effect as of the 19th of March, 2020. A full signed copy of the Bixby City Resolution 2020-7 is at the bottom of the page for viewing.
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the City Council of the City of Bixby Oklahoma, As Follows:
Section One: A state of emergency exists within the corporate limits of the City of Bixby, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
Section Two: This resolution shall become effective 12:01 AM, March 19, 2020.
Section Three: The following City of Bixby facilities will remain open for individual access, however all public and private gatherings exceeding 25 persons, meetings a~d events are . hereby postponed and/or cancelled and no permits for gatherings, meetings and events at said locations shall be issued until the expiration of this emergency declaration: ·
All City of Bixby Parks
Section Four: The City Manager shall revoke any pending permit and not issue any new permit for any public or private event, exceeding 25 persons, on any City street, sidewalk, facility, park, or property until the expiration of this emergency declaration.
Section Five: Meetings of all City of Bixby authorities, boards, commissions, committees, and trusts are hereby postponed and/or cancelled until the expiration of this emergency declaration. All Meetings of the Bixby City Council, Bixby Public Works Authority, Planning Commission, and Board of Adjustment are exempt from this cancellation requirement. These meetings will remain open to the public but steps will be taken to ensure
Section Six: All Bixby Municipal Court dockets are cancelled. Cases scheduled for arraignment, hearing, and trial will be rescheduled. This includes all juvenile dockets. The Municipal Judge shall issue an order rescheduling cases and the Municipal Court Clerk shall issue written notification of new court dates.
Section Seven: All in-person gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes, including, but not limited to community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades, concerts, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and similar activities are strongly discouraged until the expiration of this emergency declaration.
Section Eight: Restaurants, bars and other privately owned gathering places are highly encouraged to limit the number of patrons such that at least six (6) feet of space is available to each patron. Such facilities are further encouraged to transition to "take-out" or "delivery" options.
Section Nine: Local gyms and exercise facilities are encouraged to discontinue all group activities and to significantly increase and enhance facility cleaning regiments.
Section Ten: This state of emergency shall continue until 12:01 AM on the 27 day of April, 2020, or terminate earlier by further action of the Bixby City Council.
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