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COVID - Update April 2nd, 2020

April 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shelburne County Municipal Offices Remain Closed Until April 20, 2020
Shelburne County, NS, - All five municipal units have made the decision to close their municipal offices at least until April 20, 2020 in light of the extension of the state of emergency issued by the Province due to COVID-19.
Although the offices remain closed all municipal units are working to continue to provide those services it can during COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to call their municipal office if you have any questions or visit the municipal website and social media for current updates. The following remain in place as we continue to work under a Provincial State of Emergency:
 All non-essential services, such as by-law enforcement, is reduced, in favor of more critical municipal services.
 All recreation related activities are suspended until further notice.
 All municipal related travel is suspended until further notice.
 Interest charges on tax, sewer and water bills are being waived until further notice.
The municipal units will continue to operate and provide the essential services to its residents. We urge residents to check with their local unit to understand which services will continue and in which manner they will be served.
We want to remind our residents that this is a time in which we need to come together and think about each other. Helping our neighbors and those most vulnerable, along with our personal safety is necessary. There is no doubt that these challenging times can cause anxiety and stress but there is no need to panic. The residents of Shelburne County are resilient, considerate and supportive which will all help make the best of this situation. Please stay home when you can, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing of 2 metres or 6 feet. Stay Safe!
Finally, being prepared and staying informed is vital and we encourage everyone to continually visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus for up to date information.
Media Contact:
Darren Shupe
Chief Administrative Officer
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COVID - 19 Update March 17th, 2020

We are continuing to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and wellness of residents and employees is our main priority. Steps are being taken to mitigate impacts on municipal services while also helping to reduce the spread of the disease.

Here is an update on the municipal measures being implemented as of 4:30 p.m. today, March 17, 2020:

- All municipal offices and facilities will be closed until April 6th, 2020. This closure will be reassessed as necessary.

- All non-essential services, such as by-law enforcement, shall be reduced, in favor of more critical municipal services.

- All recreation related activities are suspended until further notice.

- All municipal related travel is suspended until further notice. - The Council Budget Meeting of March 23rd will be rescheduled

.- All Town Committee meetings will be rescheduled. The Town will continue to operate and provide the essential services to its residents. As it stands, here is what is continuing:

- The main phone line of 902-875-2991 will be monitored daily for voicemails.

- Updates will be made via social media and the Town’s webpage.

- The Operations Department will continue to maintain water and wastewater equipment and perform testing, clean garbage cans and remove snow. Operations staff will be responding to emergency work orders only. Emergency work orders will consist of water breaks, blocked sewers, sewer breaks, and critical facility repairs. To report an emergency work order, please contact the Public Works Supervisor at 902-319-0456. 

- There will be no change in garbage collection.

- All bill payments will not be processed until after April 6th. There will be no interest charged over this period.

- Urgent building inspections will be prioritized and completed during the closure.

- An online form for development permits will be made available by the end of the week. Payment for development permits will be processed when normal operations have returned.

- Fire Services and EMO will continue as normal.

Residents are encouraged to visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus to stay up-to-date on the provincial response.

Thank you for helping with the community effort to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Prevention of COVID - 19

Transportation Program for Mental Health

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Notice to Residents

The Budget Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday February 26th has been moved to Wednesday March 4th.

Information for Residents re: Town Staff

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Additional Information for Residents

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February Workshops

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Town Buildings

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List of Town Services

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Tax Return Assistance for Low Income

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Presentation from January 27 2020 Council Meeting

Here is the presentation from the January 27th, 2020 Special Town Council Meeting regarding the Press Release

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Notice to Residents : Marine Terminal

Please be advised that upgrades at the Shelburne Marine Terminal will commence today and will continue over approximately the next two months. Access to the wharf will be at times be temporarily restricted due to the nature of the work being conducted.

Press Release

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Public Notice

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Community Groups

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