Non-resident property owners who arrive, must self-isolate for 14 days, says Oriental

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AMENDMENT #1 to

DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE TOWN OF ORIENTAL

March 30, 2020

The undersigned hereby amends the State of Emergency Declaration by adding Sections 6-12.

WHEREAS, Mayor Belangia issued a State of Emergency at 3:45PM on March 17, 2020; and

WHEREAS, declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the control measures contained herein is necessary to maintain order and to protect public health, safety, and welfare; and

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to authority vested in me as the Mayor of the Town of Oriental under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and Chapter B, Article 2 of the Town of Oriental Code of General Ordinances, the State of Emergency is to be amended with the addition of the following sections:

Section 6. All Public Restrooms will remain open to Public Use. Section 7. The Public Fishing Pier will be closed to Public Use.

Section 8. The Public Docks (Town Dock 1, Town Dock 2, Dinghy Dock) will remain open to Public Use. Visitors to Public Docks that are nonresidents are required to self isolate at the docks. Visitors are restricted to the dock area. Small boat ramp remains OPEN.

Section 9. All Public Parks are open for use, playground facilities are CLOSED to Public Use.

Section 10. Visitors restricted: Nonresident nonproperty owners are restricted. Any nonresident property owner in the Town of Oriental is required to self-isolate for 14 days. Travel consistent with the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order 121 through Town is allowed.

Section 11. Transaction fees connected to Water Billing will be waived so as to encourage payment of bills online. Cash will no longer be accepted through the drop box at Town Hall for Water Payments or permit fees. Payments will be accepted in check, money order, or credit card.

Section 12. Violation. – Any person who violates any provision of an ordinance or a declaration enacted or declared pursuant to this section shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor in accordance with G.S. 14-288.20A.

All orders previously issued by the Governor of the State of North Carolina and other North Carolina officials remain in full force and effect, including Executive Orders issued since March 10, 2020. This declaration shall take effect on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5PM and shall remain in effect until April 30, with the exception of Section 11, which is in effect until June 10, 2020, consistent with previous Ordinance suspending late and cutoff fees..

DECLARED THIS THE 30TH DAY OF MARCH, 2020, 10:37AM.

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