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Superior City Council ratifies COVID-19 emergency declaration

Baihly Warfield
Updated: March 17, 2020 10:56 PM

The Superior City Council has ratified Mayor Jim Paine's emergency declaration. 

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It allows the city to keep track of costs related to COVID-19 prevention and sets them up for the future. 

"It allows us to be the recipient of any federal or state funds that become available, and that's the biggest thing," Council President Brent Fennessey said. "Because there's no doubt this is going to just in the preparation process, it's going to cost us extra money, extra equipment, extra things."

Fennessey said it's reassuring to see everyone in city government working together on this. 

"You've got the fire department that's probably more prepared than any other fire department in the area. You've got the police department that's prepared as well. You've got different departments that are just kind of looking out to tackle this proactively instead of reactively," he said.

He wants the public to know their city government is preparing, but they hope they never need to fall back on Paine's emergency order. 

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