Oro Valley Mayor Winfield issues amendment to emergency proclamation
Published on March 27, 2020
Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield has issued an amendment to the Tuesday, March 17 proclamation of a local emergency. This amendment—full text at end of document—includes several components such as extending the deadline of the original COVID-19 emergency proclamation, suspension of sign codes to assist local businesses, closure of additional recreational amenities and new recommendations for personal hygiene businesses.
“The Town Council understands that this unprecedented situation is significantly impacting many of our local businesses,” said Mayor Joe Winfield. “Suspending enforcement of the temporary sign code in our commercial corridors is one meaningful way we can try to help businesses that have modified operations to let our residents know they are open for business. I hope the community will continue to patronize these places, as appropriate, during this emergency.”
The amendment includes:
- Extending the deadlines stated in the Town of Oro Valley Mayor Proclamation of Emergency and Amendments until the Governor of Arizona lifts the current state of emergency, or unless modified by proclamation. Keeping previous restrictions proclaimed by Mayor Winfield or enacted by the Town Manager in full force and effect.
- Suspending regulation of temporary signs as defined in Oro Valley Zoning Code 28.6 pursuant to Oro Valley Zoning Code 28.9 for areas zoned for commercial use. PLEASE NOTE: The Town’s Public Works Department will continue to monitor signs for safety violations.
- Closing playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, fenced dog parks and ramadas of Town parks to the public effective at 8 p.m. March 27, 2020. Homeowner associations in control of private recreation areas are urged to take similar steps.
- Personal hygiene businesses, such as hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage establishments and day spas are strongly urged to temporarily close until emergency business restrictions are lifted.
“I encourage our residents to take advantage of our beautiful weather and recreate close to home by using neighborhood sidewalks and our expansive trail and multi-use path system, while being mindful of the social distancing recommendations,” said Mayor Winfield. “While our parks will remain open to permit access to fields and paths, we also have a responsibility to minimize potential exposure to COVID19 by closing amenities that encourage close gatherings, or the potential of children to inadvertently be exposed.”
These measures will be in effect until the Governor of Arizona lifts the current state of emergency or the Town modifies the proclamation.
This is the third amendment to the Town of Oro Valley’s Mayoral Proclamation of Emergency.
Click here to view a PDF of proclamation amendment #3(PDF, 83KB) issued on March 27, 2020
Click here to view a PDF of proclamation amendment #2(PDF, 114KB) issued on March 27, 2020
Click here to view a PDF of proclamation amendment #1(PDF, 2MB) issued on March 19, 2020
Click here to view a PDF of the original proclamation(PDF, 2MB) originally issued on March 17, 2020
AMENDMENT #3 TO TOWN OF ORO VALLEY MAYORAL PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020 Mayor Joseph C. Winfield issued a Mayoral Proclamation of Emergency; and
WHEREAS, such emergency was scheduled to end on March 31st, 2020 at midnight; and
WHEREAS, new information in the region has necessitated the enacting of continued restrictions for the Town of Oro Valley; and
WHEREAS, Mayor Joseph C. Winfield has found it necessary to amend the Town of Oro Valley Mayoral Proclamation of Emergency, make additional pronouncements, and extend the previous deadline of the declaration of emergency; and
WHEREAS, local businesses -- along with related owners, employees, contractors, landlords, and tenants – are suffering tremendous negative impacts because of COVID-19 emergency recommendations made and/or restrictions imposed by the federal government, the State of Arizona, Pima County, and the Town of Oro Valley; and
WHEREAS, all other provisions of the Town of Oro Valley Mayoral Proclamation of Emergency and Amendments thereto that are not in conflict with this Amendment #3 will remain in force until the emergency previously declared abates and is withdrawn; and
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to A.R.S. § 26-307, A.R.S. § 26-311, and Oro Valley Town Code 2-1-3, the elements of which are met under the circumstances.
IT IS PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:
- All deadlines stated in the Town of Oro Valley Mayoral Proclamation of Emergency and Amendments thereto are hereby extended until such time as the Governor of Arizona lifts the current state of emergency, or unless otherwise modified by proclamation; all restrictions as previously proclaimed by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield or enacted by the Town Manager in response to the current COVID-19 emergency shall remain in full force and effect.
- Regulation of temporary signs as defined in Oro Valley Zoning Code 28.6, and requirements related to temporary public and quasi-public signs pursuant to Oro Valley Zoning Code 28.9 are hereby suspended in areas zoned for commercial use.
- Playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, fenced dog parks and ramadas of Town parks are hereby closed to use by the public effective 8:00 p.m. on March 27, 2020, and Homeowners Associations in control of private recreation areas are urged to take similar steps to preclude usage of these types of amenities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
- Personal hygiene businesses, such as hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, massage establishments, and day spas are strongly urged to temporarily close until such time as other emergency business restrictions are lifted.
- In accordance with A.R.S. §26-307(B), this proclamation shall be effective when a copy is filed in the office of the Town Clerk. All existing laws and rules in conflict of the same are hereby suspended during the time and to the extent that they conflict.
Dated this 27th day of March, 2020