The Shenandoah City Council approved Monday the extension of a local disaster declaration, extending the order for the city of more than 3,000 residents until at least April 22.

Mayor Ritch Wheeler said on Tuesday that, “effective at the close of business (March 24), city hall will close to the public. Staff will still be on site working.”

The council hosted an emergency special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss extending the order which severely limits various aspect of life as well as allows the city to apply for various types of disaster funding from the federal government. The extension came the same night as another small city, Oak Ridge North, also extended its own local disaster declaration for 30 days, also ending on April 22.

The following meetings or events in the city are canceled: regular Municipal Development Board Meeting, Wednesday; the regular City Council Meeting, Wednesday; the Montgomery County Safety Expo, originally slated for Saturday; Trash Bash, Saturday; Easter Egg Hunt, April 4; and the Civic Club meeting, April 14.

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