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Town government open though doors closed

La Conner is operating under a Declaration of Emergency proclaimed by Mayor Ramon Hayes March 17 and approved by the Town Council March 24. Tuesday’s Council meeting was conducted by teleconference without the public present. Residents could call in.

“The declaration of emergency allows us to access additional authority if it becomes necessary and may allow us to access state and/or federal funds if they become available,” Scott Thomas, Town Administrator, wrote in an email March 17. Town Hall was closed to the public that day. Staff have been working remotely, each rotating into the building...


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