On July 9, 2020, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 3783. The Ordinance requires the wearing of masks or other face coverings in public spaces; addresses the requirements of persons, businesses, organizations, and non-profit associations; outlines specific exemptions from the requirement of wearing masks or other face coverings; and addresses the penalties for a first, second, and any subsequent violations of the Ordinance. A complete copy of the Ordinance can be found at www.osawatomieks.org or in the office of the City Clerk, 509 5th Street.
As stated in Ordinance 3783, it shall be the goal of the City of Osawatomie to educate the public and our businesses on the need to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent violations of this Ordinance. It shall be our intention to use education and community outreach as our first line of enforcement.
Ordinance Violation #1 - Written notification and educational materials.
Ordinance Violation #2 - Written notification that next violation is punishable with a fine, and educational materials.
Any person, business, organization, or non-profit association identified to the City that are in violation of this ordinance on more than two occasions shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by:
1. A fine of no less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars upon a first cited violation.
2. A fine of no less than fifty ($50.00) dollars upon a second cited violation.
3. A fine of no less than one hundred ($100.00) dollars upon a third or subsequent cited violation
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