A Letter from the Mayor:
First of all, thank you for your trust. I firmly believe that Sullivan is a community where people come together for the greater good, and I believe this time is no different. We are neighbors and friends above all else. With that same perspective, I met this morning with a group of people working collaboratively to do what is best for the citizens of Sullivan County during this time. Individuals of that group included members from the Sullivan County Health Department, Sullivan County Emergency Management, Sullivan County Ambulance Service, Sullivan County Community Hospital, Sullivan county Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan County Commissioners, Sullivan County Council and the Sullivan City Fire Department. The meeting was utilized as a sharing session on precautions taken to combat the COVID-19.
As we work together to navigate the best opportunities to keep people safe, secure and healthy, here are some suggestions discussed this morning that I wanted to share with you.
You can visit www.in.gov/coronavirus to receive real time information on how Indiana is managing the concerns – including information on closures, social distancing and overall information on confirmed cases by county.
In an effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Sullivan requests that utility customers utilize the drop box outside the front door at City Hall for paying their sanitary sewer, storm water, and trash utility bills.
Although City Hall will remain open, we strongly encourage social distancing as indicated by the national and state health professionals and offer citizens an opportunity to pay their bill online at www.cityofsullivan.org or by calling 812-268-6077.
Although this information is meant to help guide you in the coming weeks, I want to personally thank you for making Sullivan one of the best cities in the country. I am proud to represent you, the people of Sullivan. We will maneuver this road together and come out stronger because we care.
Clint D Lamb
City of Sullivan
City of Sullivan and Indiana American Water Suspend Sewer and Water Shut Offs
Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb has issued an executive order to suspend sewer shut offs for residents of the city. The order also directs Indiana American Water to reconnect water service for delinquent accounts that have previously been suspended for non-payment of sewer bills. The decision was made in conjunction with the City's water supplier, Indiana American Water, in order to adequately supply proper hygiene and healthcare measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"While no cases of the viruses have been reported in Sullivan to date, we are taking these temporary precautionary measures to ensure everyone in our community has access to water for proper hygiene during these extraordinary times,” states Mayor Lamb. "It is imperative that everyone follow recommendations from federal, state and local health agencies to mitigate risks from the Coronavirus. Access to a reliable, quality water supply is an important component of staying healthy during this time.”
The City of Sullivan is working with Indiana American Water to begin restoring service to customers that have previously been disconnected for non-payment of their sewer bill and will also discontinue all service shut offs at this time. Billing will continue as normal and customers will still be responsible for paying for their water and sewer service. Although customers will not be shut off for non-payment at this time, any unpaid amounts will continue to accrue to customers’ accounts.
Indiana American Water has a similar policy in place regarding its water customers around the state. Additional details are available online at https://bit.ly/3aHzgwQ.
The City of Sullivan will reassess this process in a couple weeks and provide updates as needed.