March 31, 2020
Municipal Emergency Control Group
A Carleton Place Emergency Management Control Group tele-conference was held today and provided the opportunity for different groups involved in the current COVID-19 pandemic to share information and give critical updates on how they are dealing with the current situation. The Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, select members of Town staff, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, the Carleton Place Hospital and the OPP all participated.
Participants provided input into whether a declaration of emergency was required and following an in-depth discussion, Mayor Black as the person who has ultimate authority to make the emergency declaration determined that it was not warranted at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and maintain a clear line of communication with the agencies involved. The Mayor would like to assure the community that should a declaration be required, it can be instituted immediately. The public are encouraged to continue to follow social distancing and isolation protocols in an effort to avoid the need for the Mayor to declare an emergency.
Mayor Doug Black - Lake 88 Interview
This morning Mayor Black gave an interview to Lake 88 outlining actions the Town of Carleton Place has taken during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you missed it, you can listen online.
Carleton Place Pool
The Carleton Place Pool will be automatically crediting accounts for the classes that were missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring programs have also been cancelled due to extended facility closures. A full credit will be added to each patron’s account which can be applied to future programming.
Any patrons who wish to receive a full refund in lieu of credits should call the Carleton Place Pool office at 613-257-1005 ext. 21, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All memberships will be extended and adjusted to reflect the duration of the pool closure.
Waste Collection Reminders
We would like to remind residents not to approach waste collection staff or their vehicles during collection operations. If you have a question/concern regarding waste collection, please call TES at 613-257-1195 or the Public Works Office at 613-257-2253.
We would also like to ask residents not to include personal hygiene products such as paper towels, and facial tissues in the recycling containers. They are to be placed in the garbage.
Items must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
The Province has issued a new emergency order for the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce made the announcement today that Public schools across Ontario will remain closed to students until May 4th. To ensure continuity of learning, the government is launching the second phase of Learn at Home.
LEEDS, GRENVILLE, LANARK DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT UPDATES
The Health Unit is asking the public to follow the Provincial order to avoid gatherings of more than 5 (five) people. The are some strict exceptions and the order does not apply to private households with more than five people living in the same home.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has expanded capacity for incoming enquiries. The General COVID-19 Enquiries line is – 613-283-2740 Ext. 2499, available weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.