City Response

Our priority is to provide essential city services to residents and businesses by ensuring the City remains operational with appropriate measures in place to protect the health of our employees and the community.   

Although city offices closed to the public on March 17, we continue to provide customer service via phone and online.  

We ask that you help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, washing your hands often and for 20 seconds ,and staying home if your are sick. It takes the commitment of the entire community, but we will get through this together.  

City of Battle Ground Response to COVID-19

City Parks

Playground Structure ClosureAll shared use, active recreation areas in City parks, including sports courts, playground structures, picnic areas and the Skate & Bike Park are closed. The closures are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Open spaces (walking areas, fields) within parks remain accessible.  We encourage you to get outdoors and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of doing so, but please take care to follow directives by avoiding groups and staying six feet away from others.

Utilities

During the public health emergency, the city will not disconnect water service nor assess late charges for non-payment.  We know many of our customers are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 restrictions.

It is equally important that customers who are able to pay their utility bill continue to do so. As a public, non-profit utility, this helps us maintain service continuity while allowing flexibility for those who are most impacted.  We have waived service fees for online or phone-in utility bill payments.


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April 3, 2020 Message from Mayor Cortes


March 22, 2020 Message from Mayor Cortes


March 17, 2020 Message from Mayor Cortes