In an effort to protect town employees and residents during the coronavirus crisis, a public access restriction has been put in place at all town buildings to promote the “social distancing” being encouraged by national health officials. The restriction took effect on Tuesday, March 17, and is expected to remain in place until Monday, April 6.
“Town staff will continue to perform their duties and to be present to assist citizens via telephone or email during normal business hours,” Town Manager Philip Lemnios said in a statement issued March 16. “This is being done to reduce the number of in-person interactions that each of us has with each other, which will reduce the chances of spreading and transmitting the COVID-19 virus.”
Bills paid by check or money order can be placed in an envelope and dropped into the small mailbox to the left of the front doors at Town Hall. Payments made by credit card or an electronic funds transfer through a checking account can be made on the town website, https://www.town.hull.ma.us/, by clicking “Online payments.”
Contact the treasurer-collector’s office at 781-925-2251 to arrange for a cash payment.
Call Town Hall at 781-925-2000 to reach the appropriate town office to request copies of documents such as birth certificates, building permits, and assessor records; to file applications for permits or other documents; or to request information related to another matter.
“The only exception to the [above-mentioned] restrictions is that buildings will be open to the public for board and committee meetings when they occur,” Lemnios said. “However, we are encouraging boards and committees to reschedule meetings until remote access can be arranged. Remote meeting access should be set up and available by next week.”
In his statement, Lemnios thanked town officials and residents for their patience “as we work together to confront this serious public health threat.”
Residents are being encouraged to sign up for CODERED Messaging at https://www.town.hull.ma.us/home/pages/code-red-links. This system, used for emergency and townwide notifications, has been in place for several years.