Given the evolving conditions related to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the city of Stow will be closing daily access to public buildings effective Wednesday, March 18.

"The health and well-being of our residents and staff members is always our top priority," said Mayor John Pribonic. "As an overabundance of caution, we have decided to limit patron access to public buildings. Only city personnel will be permitted in the buildings during this time. Despite building closures, our staff is working diligently to ensure that we continue to operate efficiently and meet the needs of residents."

Voters will still be able to cast their ballots at City Hall if that is their assigned polling location, the mayor said. The special city council meeting slated for Wednesday, March 18, is still set to take place but Pribonic noted Council Chambers would be limited to no more than 100 people.

The city’s Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4 is being tentatively rescheduled for April 11, but that date could also change depending on the coronavirus situation.

During the time of closure of the public buildings, the city asks that residents, to the best of their ability, utilize the city’s website for services, including filing taxes, paying water bills and requesting permits. The city also urges residents to conduct business via telephone, to the extent possible. All city departments may be reached at 330-689-2700.

Printed materials and forms will be available for pickup at the door of City Hall (3760 Darrow Road).

Tax forms can be found on the city website under the Income Tax tab. Income tax forms can be dropped off at the locked box in the parking lot at City Hall. Additionally, residents can file their taxes online electronically through E-File.

This precautionary measure is intended to both contribute to the important goal of securing and protecting general public health while continuing to provide essential services. Public buildings are planned to remain closed until Monday, April 6, at which time the city will re-evaluate the status of public access.

If you have any questions, contact City Hall at 330-689-2700.