Mayor to Sign Declaration of Local Emergency

Written by The Bee

March 17, 2020

KINGMAN, Ariz. – City of Kingman Mayor Jen Miles will sign the Declaration of Local Emergency at tonight’s Council meeting. The declaration states the powers, functions, and duties of the emergency organization of the City of Kingman are prescribed by State Law, by Ordinances, and Resolutions of City of Kingman. Citizens are urged to cooperate with this emergency declaration and, to every degree possible, abide by the safety announcements, advisories, and restrictions established by the County Health Emergency Operations Center and to cooperate with the community’s public safety agencies and emergency services personnel.

The city supports precautionary measures to be taken proactively due to the widespread nature of COVID-19 and its threat to public health, safety, and welfare as referenced in Arizona Governor Ducey’s Declaration of Emergency. Those impacts from the virus threaten public health and safety and the economic recovery of Kingman; this local declaration of emergency will help ensure the economic recovery of Kingman and curtail the imminent impact on numerous homes and businesses in Kingman.

With the growing public health concern regarding COVID-19, the city is following recommended guidelines from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) by limiting public gatherings, and encouraging the public to practice social distancing. The CDC now recommends no events of ten or more people for the next eight weeks. People are being asked to avoid gyms, bars, clubs, movie theaters, and dine-in restaurants (you can still support local businesses and order food for pickup or delivery, instead).

City facilities will remain open for the time being but programs, events, and activities that are not essential will be suspended until further notice. Further details regarding suspended programs, events, and activities will be forthcoming.

Closures of City facilities may occur as needed in the future and the City will monitor those needs on an ongoing basis.

The City is urging residents to use online or telephone pay services, as a way to limit social interaction at this time. Applications to start water service can be filled out here:

As a reminder, it could take up to two business days for service to start, when applying online.

In addition, for those customers who drop off check payments at the City Complex drop box, or Airway Avenue drop box – those checks dropped off Thursdays will not be processed until the next working business day.


Customers can watch videos to assist in creating their online payment systems for their accounts:

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  1. Amanda

    Why has the government not thought about hazmat suits for as many people as they can for how ever many suits they have.. Not once did any of these people in this world think about over making Hazmat suits for a just in case idea. Never once did anyone think to do that…why?

  2. Steven Levings

    Can we assume the city leaders and employees will be taking a cut in pay? As many of the people you serve will have to if not get laid off due to your decisions!!

  3. Maria Soto

    What about church gatherings?


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