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The 2020 Harrogate Labor Day Celebration

 has been canceled due to Covid-19 concerns

 

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NEWS RELEASE

 Disaster Field Operations Center East

 

Release Date: June 2, 2020                                    

Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333       Michael.Lampton@sba.gov

Release Number: 20-399, KY 16480/16481      Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram

 

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Kentucky Businesses and Residents

Affected by Severe Storms, Flooding, Flash Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides

 

WASHINGTON – Kentucky businesses and residents affected by severe storms, flooding, flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 3 through Feb. 29, 2020 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today.

 

Administrator Carranza made the loans available in response to a letter from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on May 27, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Bell, Harlan and Whitley counties and the adjacent counties of Clay, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary and Perry in Kentucky; Campbell and Claiborne counties in Tennessee; and Lee and Wise counties in Virginia.

 

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Kentucky with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said Carranza. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

 

In accordance with health precautions for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the SBA will not establish a field presence to assist survivors.  However, SBA will continue to provide first class customer service and conduct outreach virtually with webinars, skype calls, phone assistance and step-by-step application assistance.   To this end SBA has opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC) to help survivors apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ and there are virtual customer support representatives available to assist applicants with completing the online application.  The VDLOC information:

 

Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC)

Open:  Monday – Friday

Hours:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed: Saturdays and Sundays

FOCE-Help@sba.gov. 

Phone: 470-363-5611, 571-422-6078 or 571-422-7312

 

These services are only available for the Kentucky disaster declaration as a result of the Severe Storms, Flooding, Flash Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides from Feb. 3 through Feb. 29, 2020, and not for COVID-19 related assistance. 

 

Survivors should contact the Customer Service Representatives at 470-363-5611, 571-422-6078 or 571-422-7312 to schedule an appointment for immediate one-on-one assistance in completing their applications.  Requests for SBA disaster loan program information may be obtained by emailing FOCE-Help@sba.gov.  The SBA will conduct extensive outreach to ensure that all impacted by the disaster are afforded the opportunity to seek assistance. 

 

“Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets,” said SBA’s Kentucky District Director Robert Coffey.

 

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

 

“Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property,” said Kem Fleming, center director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.  

 

Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may include a safe room or storm shelter, sump pump, French drain or retaining wall to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.

 

Interest rates are as low as 3.75 percent for businesses, 2.75 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.563 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amount and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

 

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

 

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 31, 2020. The deadline to return economic injury applications is March 1, 2021.

  

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

 

 

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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

 

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen regrets to inform the residents of Harrogate, that the annual Labor Day Celebration has been canceled this year due to the safety concerns stemming from the CoVid-19 pandemic.

 

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Memorandum


Town of Cumberland Gap

City of Harrogate

Town of New Tazewell

Town of Tazewell

A MEMORANDUM  TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

BY LIMITING SOCIAL GATHERINGS, DINE-IN SERVICE,

AND GYM USE, AND EXPOSURE AT NURSING AND RETIREMENT HOMES,

AND PROVIDING  FLEXIBILITY FOR RESTAURANTS REGARDING THE SALE OF ALCOHOL


1.         In accordance with the Coronavirus Guidelines for America and the guidance from the CDC,
to limit the spread of COVID-19 so that normal life and activities may resume as soon as possible:

a.            Persons in the State of Tennessee shall not participate in social gatherings of (10)
or more people.

b.           Persons in the State of Tennessee shall not eat or drink onsite at restaurants, bars,
or other similar food or drink establishments, and shall not visit gyms or fitness/exercise centers
or substantially similar facilities.

c.           Restaurants,  bars,  and  similar  food  or  drink  establishments,  including
nightclubs,  shall  not  be  open  to  persons,  except  only  to  offer  drive­ through,  pickup, 
carry-out,  or  delivery  service  for  food  or  drink,  and persons  are highly  encouraged  to 
use such drive-through, pickup, carry­ out, or delivery options to support such businesses during
this emergency.

d.           Gyms or fitness/exercise centers or substantially simila r facilities shall not be
open to members or the public, although persons are highly encouraged to use any  available 
electronic  or virtual fitness  options to support  such businesses during this emergency.

e.           Persons in the State of Tennessee shall not visit nursing homes, retirement homes,  or
 long-term  care  or  assisted-living  facilities,  unless  to  provide essential  assistance  or 
to  visit  residents  receiving  imminent  end-of-life care, provided such visits may be
accomplished  without unreasonable risk to   other   residents.   Persons   are   highly  
encouraged   to   use   available electronic   or  virtual  communication   to  spend   time  with 
their  family members, friends, loved ones, and other persons in those facilities.

f.          Persons and businesses should take particular care to protect the well- being of those
populations  especially  vulnerable  to  COVID-19,  including older adults and persons with
compromised  immune systems or serious chronic medical  conditions,  by, among other things, 
taking  care  to  adhere  to  all precautions  advised by CDC and refraining to the extent
practicable from physical   contact   and  association.   Businesses   should   further   consider
implementing  measures to protect our most vulnerable populations by, for example, offering
delivery service or special oppo1iunities for members of vulnerable  populations  to  shop  in 
retail  establishments  exclusive  of  the general population.

 

 

 Town of Cumberland Gap

 

 City of Harrogate

 

 Town of New Tazewell

 

Town of Tazewell

 Mayor Bill Fannon

 

 

 

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Sandra E. Cosby, Esq. sworn in as first Municipal Judge in Harrogate

 

The Honorable John D. McAfee, Judge of the 8th Circuit Court, with the Honorable Sandra E. Cosby, Harrogate Municipal Judge

 

L-R, Alderman Gary Burchett, Mayor Linda Fultz, The Honorable John D. McAfee, The Honorable Sandra E. Cosby,

Vice-Mayor Allen Hurst, Aldermen Troy Poore and Lieven Cox

Sandra E.Cosby, Esq. being sworn in as Harrogate's first Municipal Judge by The Honorable John D. McAfee

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

NETTLETON ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED

TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

FROM STATE ROUTE 58 TO WOLFE RUN

DUE TO HEAVY RAIN AND WASH OUT

 

 

 

 

 

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We trust that our residents will do their part in helping keep our community clean and litter free.

 If you happen to see litter, be a good neighbor and pick it up.

 

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THANK YOU FOR PITCHING IN

 

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OFFICE HOURS AND MEETING TIMES OF COUNCIL, PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AND OTHER BOARDS

 

Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday - Friday

Phone:  (423) 869-0211

Fax: 423-869-0022
e-mail:
cityofharrogate@hotmail.com

 

 

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Harrogate City Hall. 

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen meet the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Harrogate City Hall.   A worksession is conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the regular monthly meeting.  

THE HARROGATE BOOKSTATION COMMITTEE MEETS THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 5:00 P.M. AT THE BOOKSTATION ON BRISTOL ROAD. 

THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETS AT CITY HALL ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6 P.M. 

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS. Check the page About Harrogate for a list of the Officials and Staff of the City.