COVID-19 Communication update.

COMMUNICATION
The Township of Faraday’s Emergency Control Group continues to meet on a regular basis to address updates on COVID-19.
The health and well-being of the community is our priority and we will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates with the Federal and Provincial governments as well as the Hastings and Prince Edward County Health Unit.
As part of the collective effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 we are exercising protective measures with proper hand washing and practicing social distancing.
The Federal and Provincial governments have recommended everyone stay home and only leave home for essential reasons. All residents are urged to continue practicing physical distancing and only leave home for essential reasons.
Municipal staff and Council are making every effort to keep each other and the community informed. The municipal website is our main communication tool.

MUNICIPAL OFFICE AND STAFFING
Current Status: All Municipal Buildings Are Closed To The Public
The Municipality office staff are currently working in the office on reduced hours from 9-1. The Staff are following physical distancing protocols and disinfecting procedures and are self-screening before each shift.
We are ensuring continuity of essential services for our residents and taxpayers and putting in place a plan to continue non-essential services as we are able.

COMMUNITY CENTRE
Current Status: CLOSED
As per the Province of Ontario, recreation facilities are now closed until further notice.

TAX PAYMENTS
Current Status: No Penalty Or Interest
The due dates for your tax and utility payments remain the same as printed on your bill.
Penalty and interest will not be run until June 1, 2020.
We understand that in these unprecedented times there are those who will struggle to make payments. We encourage you to continue to make monthly payments, and those who can pay in full please do so for the benefit of all residents in the municipality.
Your continued payments are necessary for the continued delivery of essential services.
The options to make payments are as follows;
Drop your payments in the drop box at the front door
Pay online through your bank, set up as a payee.

BUILDING AND CONTRUCTION
Current Status:
In accordance with the Provincial Regulation made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, effective Saturday April 04, 2020 at 11:59 pm, the Municipalities of Faraday, Tudor & Cashel and Wollaston will not be inspecting any construction projects that are not deemed essential by the Provincial Order. All non-essential construction projects are required to cease construction.
Please email CBO, Scott Richardson for all inquires at CBO@faraday.ca.

LANDFILL
Current Status: Remains Open As Usual
The landfill site remains open with the usual operating hours of
Friday – Monday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
A landfill pass is required to dispose of garbage, please place your landfill pass in the windshield of your vehicle before entering the landfill.  At this time materials such as leaves and brush from yard clean up is not being accepted at the landfill.

BURN BAN
Current Status: Provincial Burning Ban In Effect
This is a proactive action by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires to ensure that emergency response capacity is maintained. Minimizing wildfires will ensure the province is able to address any emergency fire situations as well as will reduce necessary contact among staff, and between staff and the public.
The fire department will not be responding to burning complaints and calls should be made to the OPP non-emergency reporting line at 1-888-310-1122 or opp.ca.

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