The City of Hamilton has closed the skate park and the city parks playgrounds because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Yellow caution tape and "closed" signs have been put up in the areas. Mayor Dominic Farrenkopf said there was no way to adequately sanitize the facilities. He also said park public restrooms are closed for the same reason. The city earlier prohibited walk-in traffic to City Hall and and Public Works Department. The Hamilton Police Department, however, remains open. City business is still being conducted over the phone. The department phone numbers are on the City of Hamilton website. Look under the "Departments" heading. Water bills can be dropped off at the slot near the front door of City Hall on South 2nd Street. The citywide "Spring Cleanup Days" April 13-15 have been postponed.

The Hamilton City Council will have their regular meeting Tuesday evening, April 7, at 7 p.m. On the agenda will be approval and transfer of the new Skalkaho Bend Park from the Bitterroot Land Trust to the City of Hamilton and approval of the Wayfinding sign design. The council also will be discussing the Big Corral road water project and the remaining portion of the Fairgrounds Road reconstruction project. The public will be able to watch and participate through the Zoom webcasting app and they can listen on the phone. the Zoom instructions and phone numbers are on the City of Hamilton website.