As Mayor, I would like to give an update on the city’s response to COVID-19. Effective March 23, 2020, Bolivar City Hall will be CLOSED to the public. Administrative staff will be working at city hall to handle routine city business matters. All city staff are observing the CDC guidelines regarding social distancing.
We urge you to conduct routine business matters via telephone or email. The phone number to the Bolivar City Hall is (731) 658-2020. Email addresses for city hall staff are located on the city website. If you must conduct business in person, please call city hall to schedule an appointment. Online bill payment is available for the payment of fines and taxes on the city website.
Bolivar Utility Department is transitioning to drive-through only services effective March 23, 2020. Utility department services, along with streets & sanitation services, will continue as normally scheduled. Our police and fire public safety departments are available for emergency responses, but will be limiting non-emergency contact with the public.
Governor Lee has declared a state of emergency for the State of Tennessee. To combat the spread of the virus, Governor Lee has issued a statewide closing of all Tennessee bars and is limiting restaurants to takeout, drive-thru, and delivery services only. This order goes into effect at midnight TONIGHT and lasts through April 6th. The order further prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people and orders gyms to close.
I am thankful for those businesses and churches that have already taken measures to protect our citizens. I know that we are facing challenging times, but I also know the resiliency of the people of Bolivar. We have faced adversity in the past. We will get through this time – TOGETHER - as a strong and courageous city full of extraordinary people.
Mayor Julian A. McTizic, Sr.