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Covid-19 - Update #67

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Carleton Place Public Library offering curbside pickup by appointment.

Place your order by phone at 613-257-2702, by email at library@carletonplace.ca or place a hold on the website. Wait for your notification that your materials are ready for pickup. When you receive your notification, contact the library to schedule your pickup time slot.

Pickup Times are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays are 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Visit https://bit.ly/2TS86xF for more information.

Now Accepting Returns
The Library is now accepting material returns.  With over 4,000 items currently checked out, the library is implementing a staggered return procedure based on patron last name to help mitigate an overflow of materials.   All items currently checked out have had their due dates extended to July 1st.

Patrons with last names beginning with letters “A” through “G”  -  May 21st – 25th
Patrons with last names beginning with letters “H” through “P” -  May 26th – 31st
Patrons with last names beginning with “Q” – “Z”  -  June 1st – 4th

All returned library materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before returning to the Library’s collection.

 

Boat Launch Season Pass Option Now Available

A season pass for the Carleton Place municipal boat launch can now be purchased by filling out a form and submitting it with the required fee at the drop box at the OPP Station at 15 Coleman Street. The form must be completed in full in order to process the request. Upon receipt of a completed form and payment, a pass will then be mailed to the address supplied on the form.

 

Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings - May 26, 2020

With the continued need for physical distancing due to COVID-19, the Town of Carleton Place Council will hold its Council and Committee of the Whole meetings via Zoom on May 26th, 2020. Please see the Meeting Agendas page on the Town’s website for start time and associated documents. Members of the public can view the meetings online using Zoom or via a live stream to the Town’s Facebook page.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Prime Minister Trudeau announced that applications are now being accepted for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses.

 

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced that the Government of Canada will support the launch of a four-week hotline service called the Business Resilience Service. This service will help entrepreneurs and small business owners in need of financial planning advice, particularly those who may not have access to an accountant. The service will also be open to not-for-profit organizations and charities.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Lanark County

Warden Brian Campbell (Tay Valley Reeve) has declared May 24th to 30th, 2020 to be Paramedic Services Week in Lanark County. The goal of the week is to raise community awareness and express appreciation for the services provided by paramedics. The theme this year is Pandemic: Paramedics on the Front Line.

Thank you to our Lanark County Paramedic Service for their outstanding work!