Town of Leland’s proactive steps for COVID-19
In the midst of uncertainty, it’s natural that we are going to have a lot of questions on what is going on around us.
What’s open? What’s not? Are restaurants closing down temporarily? What happens if you rely on school lunches for your children with school being out? Will the Town be open if I have questions about anything?
First, We have put together a list of restaurants here that are still serving to-go food curbside and some which are free for kids. If you know of any that should be added, please feel free to email us at info@CarolinaMarketingCompany.com and let us know.
Next, the Town of Leland has sent an update out to let us know what they are doing to protect the community during this time, yet still staying available for the public for questions. Here are the latest updates from the Town of Leland:
In an effort to embrace social distancing best practices and follow the guidelines provided the Federal government, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and the CDC, the Town is enacting the following restrictions, effective immediately:
*Leland Town Hall will modify its regular operations by restricting public entry. Staff will be available for assistance, but individuals are strongly encouraged against walk-ins. Any business that can be conducted via email, phone or fax should be done so. Individuals who need to come to Town Hall should call ahead to the direct line of the person with whom they need to speak and, if needed, may enter the Town Hall vestibule, where a phone and extension list to the Planning and Inspection, Utilities and Police departments will be provided. The vestibule will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
*The Leland Police Department asks that residents continue to call 911 for all emergency and non-emergency situations in which law enforcement may be needed. For all other requests, please call (910) 371-1100. Leland patrol officers will continue to operate as normal and are available to respond to requests for service. The Police Department will temporarily suspend fingerprinting and public ride-alongs. The department’s medicine disposal box will not be available at this time, and all public records requests for police reports will be handled via phone at (910) 371-1100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Residents are encouraged to make any payments to the Town via the Town’s website at www.townofleland.com/pay-online, but checks (only) may be deposited in the payment box across from the main entrance to Town Hall.
*Permitting and building inspections will continue to be conducted. Updates and more information is available on the Town website at www.townofleland.com/departments/economic-community-development/planning-zoning. The Planning and Inspections Department encourages individuals to submit permit applications via email at email@example.com or by fax at (910) 971-1158.
*There will be no disconnections at this time for non-payment of public utilities bills. Late fees will still apply.
*Leland Fire Stations are closed to the public. Burn permits are available online at www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm. For emergencies, call 911.
*The Leland Town Council meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Council’s Chambers at Town Hall, will be held as scheduled. The meeting is open to the public; staff will monitor attendance and limit crowds through use of an overflow room, if needed. Residents are encouraged to watch a live stream of the meeting on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqudcBwczVr02hTeaPt48Qw instead of attending in person.
A public comment form is available on the Town website at www.townofleland.com/mayor-council/agendas-minutes/public-comment-form for residents who would like to speak at the upcoming Council meeting but prefer not to attend a public gathering. Additionally, an online form for comments related to several scheduled public hearings can be accessed at https://www.townofleland.com/mayor-council/agendas-minutes/public-hearing-form. A synopsis of comments made online will be recorded in the meeting minutes.
*As of Monday, March 16, all Parks and Recreation programs and activities have been indefinitely postponed.
*As of Monday, March 16, the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) is closed indefinitely to the public, and all LCAC events, classes and programs will be postponed indefinitely. Further information regarding cancellations, refunds and other related details will be forthcoming on the LCAC website at www.townofleland.com/departments/cultural-arts.