COVID-19 Media Release #7

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May 1, 2020 Update from Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19
Continued Impacts on Municipal Operations

I cannot stress enough how important it is to stay committed to physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and all of the other health official directives to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The required timeline for these efforts is still largely unknown and I appreciate that the uncertainty can be quite stressful, but we must remain vigilant.  We are strongest when we are united, and I am proud of the dedication that everyone has demonstrated throughout this historical event.  

Complacency is the emerging enemy, so let's double down against reverting to old habits.  We cannot afford to squander the significant investment we have already made in planking the curve in our community.

The Township’s Emergency Control Group met again today to monitor the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and discuss adjusting any municipal responses where needed. 

All Township municipal buildings, libraries and playgrounds/sports fields remain closed to the public until further notice. Staff are attending the offices on a rotating basis and continue to work remotely to serve the community. As a reminder, the tax due date for the first instalment was extended to May 22, 2020.  Council held their first virtual Council meeting on April 27th, 2020 and the meeting can be viewed via a link on the Township’s website, www.ektwp.ca. Members of the public are asked to check our website for future upcoming meeting dates.

The Township is preparing a “Special Edition” newsletter for the business community to offer business related resources in one place.  This newsletter will be released early next week and Notice will posted on the Township’s website www.ektwp.ca  The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Department also offers updated business related resources on their website link https://invest.leedsgrenville.com/en/contacts-news-events/covid-19.aspx. Here businesses can subscribe to receive notification of when this page is updated as new announcements and developments continue to be made by agencies and the different levels of government.

The Township’s Waste Site continues to operate under modified conditions, accepting only recyclables, bagged household garbage/small unbagged items and yard waste.  The site will now also be accepting “tires” (as usual, free of charge for Township residents and ratepayers).  These modifications are done with achieving physical distancing in mind. 

As an Open Air BURN BAN remains in effect for the entire County, the accepting of yard waste at the Township’s waste site provides a ready alternative to dispose of leaves and brush from properties.

Anyone experiencing challenges in having your essential needs met during this time, due to self-quarantining or aged/compromised health, are reminded that they can call the Township office (613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, extension 10) so that we can better understand your needs and do our best to coordinate a solution for you.

The Township’s website www.ektwp.ca continues to be updated to offer a COVID-19 information and links to reliable sources of information.  As a reminder, anyone experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 (such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing), should reach out to the local Health Unit at 613-345-5685 or call Telehealth at 1-800-797-0000.  Please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email: mail@ektwp.ca
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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