June 12, 2020 Update from Mayor Burrow
Township preparing to open to the Public
The Township’s Emergency Control Group met again today to monitor the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and to adjust municipal responses and messaging where needed.
While the Township’s waste site is open, Township municipal buildings, libraries and playground structures continue to be closed to the public until further notice. Various operational plans are currently being prepared to ensure the safe re-opening of municipal facilities. These plans are being developed, and will require updating, based on provincial and Health Unit safety directives. Although offices are closed to the public, staff are attending the offices and working remotely to serve you. Council continues to meet virtually via zoom meetings which are streamed live via YouTube and Township Committees are resuming their regular meeting schedules in the same manner.
Bellamy Park will open for seasonal camping sites on June 19, 2020, with a new operational plan in place. Anyone interested in inquiring about seasonal site availability should contact Bellamy Park directly at (613)275-2361 or by email to email@example.com.
As a reminder, tax bills will be mailed out at the end of June, with the two final tax due dates being July 20th and September 21st. Included in the upcoming tax bill mailing will be a newsletter offering further information and updates on Township services.
Please stay committed to practicing physical distancing (stay 2 m apart) or wear a mask where this is not possible, frequent hand washing, and all of the other health official directives to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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. 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. The Brockville Memorial Centre assessment facility is also open to anyone who feels they should be tested, regardless of symptoms.
As a reminder, please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.