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City of Fairmont begins to reopen today

The City of Fairmont has considered safe measures and precautions to begin to open administrative offices to the public.

 City offices on the third floor of the J. Harper Meredith Building will reopen according to the following schedule:

Starting today through May 29, (Monday-Friday) and excluding May 26 — when City offices will be closed for Memorial Day — the third floor will be open to walk-in traffic for the code/permit and the finance walk-up windows only. All other offices will be open by appointment only. These offices include: City Manager, City Clerk, Planning and Economic development, Communications, Human Resources and the Chief Code official.

Assuming no reversals from Gov. Jim Justice regarding reopening plans, starting June 1, (Monday-Friday) the third floor of the J. Harper Meredith Building will open to all business and appointments will no longer be necessary for any City office.

Until further notice, City offices and lobby areas will follow current social distancing guidelines resulting in limitations to the number of people allowed depending on the respective size of the lobby or office. Those lobby walk-in visitors to the code/permit and the finance walk up windows may be turned away to wait outside and/or in their cars if the limit is reached. All visitors will be expected to provide and wear masks as they enter the floor. Masks and/or gloves will not be provided to the general public.

Options are still available for using online, telephone services, and regular mail to conduct City business. Email addresses, mailing addresses and telephone numbers for City offices are available at fair Residents are urged to continue to use these resources whenever possible.

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