Haughton mayor issues statement in response to COVID-19 restrictions

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Haughton Mayor Jack Hicks issued the following statement Tuesday in response to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Stay at Home proclamation.

Effective March 24, 2020, the following measure will be set in place regarding the operations of the departments of the Town of Haughton in response to the Governor’s “Stay At Home” Order issued on March 22, 2020 

TOWN HALL: (318-949-9401) 

Town Hall will operate Monday- Friday from 10am-2pm but the office area will remain CLOSED to the public. Deputy Clerks will be available by telephone to answer any questions that you may have regarding utilities, citations or taxes. They will also process online, mail and drop box payments daily. 

You may make utility and tax payments online at haughtonpay.com or by phone at 877-793-7141. Citation payments can be made online at quickcourt.biz/Haughton. 

  • Mayor’s Court on April 7, 2020 at 9am has been RESCHEDULED to May 5, 2020 at 9am. 
  • Town Agenda and Council Meetings for the month of April have been cancelled. 
  • We will not disconnect any utility services for non-payment until further notice in order to comply with guidelines set forth by the State. 
  • Permits can be applied for/ issued on Monday or Thursday from 10am-2pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call Stacey at 318-949-9401 to request an appointment. 

HAUGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: (318-949-6666) 

Police officers will continue to provide all services as usual. The office at the Police Department will be open Monday- Friday from 10am-2pm. If you need a Haughton Police Officer dispatched to you for a non-emergency at any time, please call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at 318-965-2203. For all emergencies, please call 911! 

HAUGHTON FIRE DEPARTMENT: (318-949-9500) 

Fire fighters will also continue to provide all services as usual. The fire department facility will be closed to the public, but you may press the intercom button on the front door to speak with a fire fighter on duty. For all emergencies, please call 911! 

HAUGHTON PUBLIC WORKS

Public works employees will continue to make daily rounds on all wells and lift stations and perform required maintenance. However, until further notice, they will only complete EMERGENCY WORK ORDERS. Work orders can be requested by calling Town Hall. Garbage pickup will continue to run the normal schedule at this time. 

All of the measures have been enacted out of an abundance of caution and to comply with the Governor’s Order. We encourage citizens to continue practicing the guidelines set forth by our Governor and the CDC to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in our State. Please call 211 if you have any questions or need resources regarding COVID-19. We will get through this together and stay HAUGHTON STRONG!!