From the Administrator’s Desk
Hello Fellow Norwood Citizens,
As you know, the coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control. President Trump has declared a National Disaster, and Governor Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina. COVID-19 poses a significant health risk – especially if you are older than 60 years old, have existing respiratory problems, or auto-immune deficiency issues. This is a national health crisis.
As your Town Administrator, I am doing everything possible to minimize the risk to the health and welfare of our town. After careful consideration of all involved, thorough research, along with guidance from our national and state government experts, Norwood Government has implemented reasonable precautions that will protect the people of Norwood.
Beginning Thursday March 18, 2020 at 9:00 am Town Hall will be closed to walk-in traffic. You will able to pay your Norwood utility bill by utilizing our drive-through window, pay by mail, our drop box, or pay online/by phone.
Utilization of the Town’s Community Building, picnic shelters, and playground equipment will be suspended until further notice.
Norwood has had a curfew in our ordinances for years. This applies within Norwood Town Limits. It applies to persons under sixteen (16) years of age not accompanied by a legal custodian in or remaining in a public place between the hours of twelve midnight Friday and 5:00 on Saturday or between Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 pm and 5:00 am (Ord. 83, passed 2-5-1996).
My goal was and is to achieve the optimum balance between individual freedoms and the greater good. While these restrictions may constitute an inconvenience for some, I feel they are necessary, reasonable, and in the best interest of all.
I ask for your support during this trying time. I believe we will emerge more cohesive and prepared as we continue our journey, together.
I am honored to be your Town Administrator,
Scott Howard, MBA