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AMENDED Order to Stay at Home updated 4-14-2020

04-14-2020 Amended Order To Stay At Home

Aransas County Judge C.H. Burt Mills, Jr, City of Rockport Mayor Patrick Rios and Town of Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick have extended the Stay at Home Order until 11:59 on April 30.

The following are changes that have been made:

1. Allowing short term rental locations to enter into long term agreements for essential personnel only,
2. Changing the School Closing date to reflect Governor Abbott’s Executive Order.

A Copy of the Amended/Extended Stay at Home Order is available via the link above.

Additionally, the three entities will have also extended their respective Disaster Declarations to reflect the change by Tuesday evening.

AGENDA: SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, April 14, 2020

TOWN OF FULTON
AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Fulton Town Council Chambers, 201 N. 7th Street
VIA ZOOM CONFERENCING
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/201256452 (Open)

NOTICE is hereby given that the Fulton Town Council will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fulton Town Council Chambers, 201 North Seventh Street, Fulton, Texas.

Read the full agenda for Special Mtg 041220 here

COVID-19 Door Notice

Printable COVID-19 Door Notice

NOTICE:

EFFECTIVE 04/06/2020

Due to COVID-19 our operations have changed.  Per the Mayor of Fulton, we will not be allowing anyone in the building of the Town of Fulton located at 201 N. 7th Street.  We ask that you call (361) 729-5533 for any services you may be seeking with the Town of Fulton or the Fulton Police Department.  If you have an emergency, please call 911.

As always, we are here to serve and protect our community.  Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

VISO:

VIGENTE 06/06/2020

Debido a COVID-19 nuestras operaciones han cambiado. Según el alcalde de Fulton, no permitiremos a nadie en el edificio de la ciudad de Fulton ubicado en 201 N. 7th Street. Le pedimos que llame al (361) 729-5533 para cualquier servicio que pueda estar buscando con la Ciudad de Fulton o el Departamento de Policía de Fulton. Si tiene una emergencia, llame al 911.

Como siempre, estamos aquí para servir y proteger a nuestra comunidad. Gracias por su cooperación durante este tiempo.

Emergency Small Business Relief updated 3-31-2020

EMERGENCY SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF

View printable document – EMERGENCY SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF updated

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
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Misc. Docket No. 20-9042
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IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS
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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