December 23, 2020 (11:00 a.m.)
Update from Mayor Burrow regarding the
Township’s Response to the Province Wide Shutdown related to COVID-19
Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ontario
The Township’s Emergency Control Group met this morning to discuss the province wide shutdown scheduled to take effect on December 26 at 12:01 a.m. and any impacts on municipal operations.
Following the closure of the municipal offices for the holidays, in an effort to keep the community as safe as possible, effective January 4th to January 23rd, 2021 public entry into the Township’s municipal offices will be by appointment only. This applies to the main administration office at 6544 New Dublin Rd. in New Dublin (613-345-7480), the satellite office at 424 County Rd. 29 in Toledo (613-275-2277) and the fire administration office at 44 Main St. E. in Lyn (613-498-2460). Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time, a full reopening of our offices is anticipated on Monday, January 25th.
Where possible, communications with staff by telephone and/or email are strongly encouraged versus scheduling in person meetings to keep everyone safe. To reduce capacity in the offices and to comply with provincial directives, many staff will be working remotely to serve you. Council and Committees will continue to meet virtually via zoom meetings which are streamed live to YouTube.
The Township’s Waste Disposal site at 8468 County Rd. 7 remains open during regular hours of operation (noting that holiday hours do apply). Despite being outdoors, all are encouraged to wear masks when attending the waste site and ensure physical distancing (staying 2 m apart). Please note that waste site disposal tickets are available at the following business locations: Mr. Gas at 3065 County Rd. 29, Harvex at 8050 County Rd. 29, in the Toledo area at Kitley.
Grocery at 74 County Rd. 1 and the Toledo Post Office Location at 52 County Rd. 1 and in Jasper at Jerry’s Service Centre, 24 County Rd. 17.
Township Road maintenance and Fire and Emergency services remain operational. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever cough, difficulty breathing) are encouraged to call the local health unit at 1-800-660-5853 or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000. Please remember not to call 911 unless it is an emergency.
The Township’s website www.ektwp.ca continues to be updated to offer COVID-19 information and links to reliable sources of information for residents and businesses, including www.healthunit.org and www.ontario.ca.
During this province wide shutdown, it is imperative to stay home as much as possible and only go out when needed for groceries, health services and medications, child care and to assist those in need with obtaining such needed items and services. Stay within your own household and if you live alone please only have contact with one other household. Continue to wear a mask when out in public and continue to practice physical distancing (staying 2 m apart), frequently wash your hands and practice other health official directives to protect yourself and others.
We are all in this together, despite having to stay apart and mainly within our own homes over the next month or so. We salute all the front line health care and essential service workers for your continuous commitment to our community.