March 26, 2020
The Town of Carleton Place continues to monitor new information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
We thank all residents who are following the directives from the Medical Officer of Health, and Federal and Provincial Governments to self-isolate when returning from out-of-country travel and monitoring themselves for symptoms for up to 14 days and for practicing social (physical) distancing.
Federal Government Updates
The Prime Minister has announced a new benefit – the Canada Emergency Response Benefit – which will provide $2,000 per month for the next four (4) months for those who lose their income as a result of COVID-19. This new benefit replaces COVID-19 benefits announced last week.
The Federal Government is imposing mandatory two (2) week isolation period on all people returning to Canada under the Quarantine Act to help stem further spread of the COVID-19.
Provincial Government Updates
The Provincial Government is supporting frontline health care workers and increased health care capacity.
Leeds, Grenville, Lanark District Health Unit Updates
Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The full media release, is available on their website.
Waste Collection Update
The Town of Carleton Place fully understands everyone is facing challenging times ahead and with so many of our residents at home with their families as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, Council has approved a change to waste collection.
Effective immediately, residents will now be able to place two (2) unstickered bags of garbage at the curb each week until further notice. Any additional bags beyond the two (2) bags will require stickers (each bag cannot exceed 15kg). Green garbage stickers will not expire and can be used as they have in the past. As the Town Hall remains closed to the Public, residents can purchase garbage stickers from IDA Drug Mart on Lansdowne Ave.
We would like to remind residents that all items must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. Collection staff are practicing social distancing and cannot take items directly from residents therefore, we request residents do not approach waste collection staff. If you have a question or concern, residents can contact TES directly at 613-257-1195.
Residents are also encouraged to download the Carleton Place Waste Solutions App to be kept up to date with waste collection announcements, schedules, and disposal information. The app is free and available through the Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple App Store for Apple devices.
Municipal Interest Penalties/Charges during COVID-19 Pandemic
Council approved waiving interest on payments owing to the Town for water, taxes, and other invoices waived until repealed by Council recognizing the fact that a number of businesses have had to close and some people have been laid off from their employment as a result of Covid-19.