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Covid-19 - Update #13

March 27, 2020

Contact:
Diane Smithson,
Chief Administrative Officer
613-257-6255
dsmithson@carletonplace.ca

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

All Service Canada locations in Ottawa and across Canada are now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  People are asked to access their services from their website.

The Government of Canada is focused on helping Canadians and businesses through this tough economic time.  The Prime Minister has announced additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic impacts of the pandemic.

 

Provincial Government Updates

Property Reassessment

The provincial government will be postponing the planned property tax reassessment for 2021.  Postponement will provide stability for Ontario’s taxpayers and municipalities.  Property reassessments for the 2021 taxation year will continue to be based on the same valuation date that was in effect for the 2020 taxation year.  The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will continue to reflect changes such as new construction. 

 

Leeds, Grenville, Lanark District Health Unit Updates

Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has issued a reminder of the importance of working together to reduce the risk of people becoming sick with COVID-19.

 

Further Waste Collection Update

Multi-Residential Properties (Properties with 5 or more units) - Waste Collection Information

The Public Works Department would like to provide an update for our multi-residential properties regarding the recent change in waste collection to accept an additional bag per unit each week.  We are requesting our multi-residential properties continue to tag their first bag as normal however, a sticker is not required for the second bag.  We will continue to monitor the waste collection process and appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding waste collection, please contact TES at 613-257-1195 or leave a message at the Public Works office 613-257-2253 and we will return your call in a timely manner.

Garbage at Curb by 7:00 a.m.

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.