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Emergency Small Business Relief updated 3-31-2020

EMERGENCY SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

On March 25, 2020, the United States Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), aimed at providing financial relief to the American people and American businesses in response to the economic fallout from the fast-developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The measure provides direct financial aid to American families, payroll and operating expense support for small businesses, and loan assistance for distressed industries.

One of the core pieces of the CARES Act is the provision of $349 billion for small businesses through federally backed loans under a modified and expanded Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loan guaranty program called the Paycheck Protection Program. Congress has designed the program to make funds available to qualifying businesses quickly through approved banks and nonbank lenders.

  • CARES Act:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548/text

WHERE TO APPLY:

ALL FDIC Certified Banks will have Applications. Go to your bank where you personally bank to apply for CARES Act Application.

* See Bank Regulators Promote Loan Modifications by Easing Certain Reporting Requirements:

https://www.venable.com/insights/publications/2020/03/bank-regulators-promote-loan-modifications

FDIC Certified Banks in the Rockport-Fulton Area

  • CHARTER BANK: (361) 790-7676
  • PROSPERITY BANK: (361) 729-7411
  • FIRST COMMUNITY BANK: (361) 729-9310
  • WELLS FARGO BANK: (361) 729-5411
  • AMERICAN BANK: (361) 727-9944
  • IBC: (361) 729-0500

 

updated 3-31-2020

COVID 19 – for information

COVID 19 – for information please dial from your phone 2-1-1, Option 6; 

If you do not have symptoms at this time, but would like information call 956-421-5505;

If you are showing signs of symptoms, your first point of contact is your physician.

If you do not have a physician, see your nearest Emergency Room or Hospital.

TEMPORARY STANDING ORDER REGARDING CORONA VIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) MITIGATION AND FULTON MUNICIPAL COURT IN ARANSAS COUNTY

TEMPORARY STANDING ORDER REGARDING CORONA VIRUS
DISEASE (COVID-19) MITIGATION AND FULTON MUNICIPAL COURT
IN ARANSAS COUNTY (Order No. 01 – March 20, 2020)

Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Fulton Municipal Court in Aransas County issued the following order based on the Office of Court Administration’s “Updated Guidance #1 on Court Procedures for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).” All phone calls will be answered during each court’s normal business hours. All filings will continue to be accepted via e-mail and fax until normal court operations resume. This order is issued to protect the community, limit exposure, and provide for an efficient judicial system.

Read the full Standing Order Here

Proclamation Concerning COVID-19 – March 24, 2020

Click here for the full Proclamation as a printable pdf.

WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. In some cases, the virus has caused death; and

WHEREAS, extraordinary measures must be taken to contain COVID-19 and prevent its spread throughout the Town and community, including asking the residents and community guests from clustering and if needed additionally, potentially requiring individuals, groups of individuals, or property to undergo additional measures that prevent or control the spread of disease; and

WHEREAS, the new Futon Convention Center, and Fulton Navigation Park will be closed to public gathering.

WHEREAS, declaring a state of disaster will facilitate and expedite the deployment of resources to enhance preparedness and response from State Agency (DSHS, TDEM); and

WHEREAS, as of today, March 24, 2019 the Town of Fulton and surrounding communities have ZERO confirmation from the Texas Department of Emergency Management that we have resident with COVID-1; and

WHEREAS, the local restaurants are closed for dine-in, and bars are closed by order of the Governor of Texas; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Fulton, Texas has determined that extraordinary precautions must be taken to protect residents, visitors and businesses of the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor is authorized as the representative of the local governing body to declare a local disaster pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 418.108;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF FULTON, TEXAS:

  1. That a local state of disaster for the public health emergency is declared for the Town of Fulton, Texas
  2. That the Town of Fulton Emergency Management Plan has been implemented.
  3. That this state of disaster shall continue until April 14, 2020, unless the same is                       continued by consent of the Town Council Fulton, Texas.
  4. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.
  5. Section 418.173 Punishment of Offense: may prescribe a punishment for the  offense but may not prescribed a fine that exceeds $1000 or confinement in jail for a term that exceeds 180 days.

ISSUED on the 24th day of March, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

_______________________________
Jimmy Kendrick, Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________________
Stephanie Garcia,
City Secretary Town of Fulton

FIRST EMERGENCY ORDER REGARDING THE COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS
════════════════════
Misc. Docket No. 20-9042
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IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS
════════════════════
Misc. Docket No. 20-007
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FIRST EMERGENCY ORDER REGARDING
THE COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER
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ORDERED that:

  1. Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in all 254 counties in the State of Texas in response to the imminent threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. This order is issued pursuant to Section 22.0035(b) of the Texas Government Code.
  2. Subject only to constitutional limitations, all courts in Texas may in any case, civil or criminal—and must to avoid risk to court staff, parties, attorneys, jurors, and the public—without a participant’s consent:
    1. Modify or suspend any and all deadlines and procedures, whether prescribed by statute, rule, or order, for a stated period ending no later than 30 days after the Governor’s state of disaster has been lifted;
    2. Allow or require anyone involved in any hearing, deposition, or other proceeding of any kind—including but not limited to a party, attorney, witness, or court reporter, but not including a juror—to participate remotely, such as by teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or other means;

Read the full Court Order Here

Fulton Schoolhouse Museum Hours

Hours:

The Town of Fulton School House tours will be closed until further notice.

Please contact Town Hall at 361-729-5533 for more information.

The Fulton Schoolhouse Museum is the original one-room schoolhouse of Fulton, TX that was rebuilt in the 1940’s after being damaged by a hurricane.​

 

 

Water on the Streets

A fire hydrant was hit at the corner of 7th and Broadway this morning.

They are working to fix the flow of water; however the surrounding streets will have standing water.

The water in the area may be turned off for the repair.

 

Proclamation Concerning COVID-19 – March 17, 2020

Click here for the full Proclamation as a printable pdf.

For questions regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus please see:  www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus

WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. In some cases, the virus has caused death; and

WHEREAS, extraordinary measures must be taken to contain COVID-19 and prevent its spread throughout the Town and community, including asking the residents and community guests from clustering and if needed additionally, potentially requiring individuals, groups of individuals, or property to undergo additional measures that prevent or control the spread of disease; and

WHEREAS, the new Futon Convention Center, and Fulton Navigation Park rental will be closed.

WHEREAS, declaring a state of disaster will facilitate and expedite the deployment of resources to enhance preparedness and response from State Agency (DSHS, TDEM); and

WHEREAS, as of today, March 17, 2019 the Town of Fulton and surrounding communities have ZERO confirmation from the Texas Department of Emergency Management that we have resident with COVID-19, and

WHEREAS, the local restaurants, bars, and hotels are exempt and will not have any load restrictions, but the Town recommends taking extra precautions and deep cleaning for the safety of their patrons; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Fulton, Texas has determined that extraordinary precautions must be taken to protect residents, visitors and businesses of the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor is authorized as the representative of the local governing body to declare a local disaster pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 418.108;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF FULTON, TEXAS:

  1. That a local state of disaster for the public health emergency is declared for the Town of Fulton, Texas
  2. That the Town of Fulton Emergency Management Plan has been implemented.
  3. That this state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven day of date hereof, unless the same is continued by consent of the Town Council of Fulton, Texas.
  4. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.