Crowley City Hall closed to public due to COVID-19 concerns
In response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the area — and, specifically, in Acadia Parish — Mayor Tim Monceaux announced Tuesday that he was closing city hall to the public.
Similarly, City Judge M’elise Trahan announced that Crowley City Court offices will once again close to the public.
“With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in our area, and to minimize coronavirus exposure to our citizens and employees, Crowley City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice,” Monceaux said is a statement released just before noon.
“I assure Crowley citizens that all city business will continue to be conducted via telephone, fax, email and U.S. mail.”
A temporary mailbox will be placed near the front door of city hall for citizens who prefer to hand-deliver correspondence. It will be checked by city staff on an hourly basis, according to Monceaux.
For additional information, call city hall at 783-0824.
Trahan closed the city court offices effective at 4 p.m. on Tuesday until Tuesday, July 14, at 8 a.m.
“The staff of the court will continue to work and can answer any questions you may have at 337-788-4117,” Trahan said. “Should you need to file an eviction, please call Marshal Glenn Deville at 337-788-4120.
“Suits may still be filed with the court either via fax (337-788-4149) or through the U.S. Postal Service at P.O. Box 225, Crowley, LA 70527-0225.”
Trahan also announced that a drop box is expected to be placed at the front doors of the court no later than Monday, July 6, and will be checked regularly.
No cash payments should be placed in the drop box.
“Also, online payments can be made at www.quickcourt.biz/crowley or via the court webpage at crowleycitycourt.org,” Trahan said.
Both Monceaux and Trahan thanked the public for its patience and understanding.
“We appreciate the public’s understanding as we work together to minimize the impact and spread of COVID-19,” Trahan said.
“I want to thank everyone for their cooperation in joining with me as we take the necessary precautions to assure the safety and well-being of our community,” Monceaux said.
“I ask that you remember in your prayers those who have suffered from this pandemic. Many lives in our own community have been affected with severe illness and even death. Please join me in continuing to pray for everyone affected and for the outstanding work of first responders and the medical community.”