Village of Bergen mayor issues State of Emergency starting at 3 o'clock for 30 days
The County of Genesee and the State of New York have declared States of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak poses an immediate danger to public health and safety which endangers the residents and businesses of the Village of Bergen.
I believe it is in the best interest of the Village of Bergen and our residents/businesses for me to issue a State of Emergency in the Village of Bergen, which will allow me the discretion to use any and all facilities, equipment, supplies, personnel and other resources of the Village of Bergen in such a manner as may be necessary or appropriate to cope with the disaster or emergency resulting there from.
In particular, but with no limitation, I anticipate that it will be critical to have Village of Bergen personnel available to respond to specific, but current unforeseen, needs arising in the Village. The Village of Bergen will be coordinating efforts with the Town of Bergen.
Therefore, I have exercised the authority given to me as the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer of the Village of Bergen, pursuant to Article 2B of the Executive Law of the State of New York, and hereby declare a state of emergency effective this date (March 18, 2020) at 3 p.m. in the Village of Bergen, Genesee County, New York.
This state of emergency shall remain in effect for the next 30 days unless and until rescinded or extended by me for an additional 30-day period.
Any residents in need of special or emergency assistance are advised to contact 9-1-1. All residents are advised to monitor the Village of Bergen website, local media reports for continued updates and advisories.
Anna Marie Barclay
Village of Bergen