Yesterday, the City and County of Peterborough declared a State of Emergency and the Province of Ontario released a list of non-essential businesses that must stop public business for the next 14 days. In light of these measures and to continue to urge people to stay home and to social distance, the Township of Douro-Dummer wants to remind residents that all regular meetings of Council have been suspended until further notice.
In addition to the closures announced last week of all Municipal facilities to the public, the Township is immediately suspending operations at the Hall’s Glen Transfer station. There will not be any public access to this facility until further notice. Residents are encouraged to use curbside collection for curbside waste and recycling collection services, which continue to be offered.
Effective Wednesday, March 24th, the Township Municipal Office will remain closed to the public and will be operating with limited staff. Email can be sent directly to individual staff members or to the general e-mail address. Email and voicemail will be checked regularly and will be returned in a priority sequence.
“We all find ourselves in a terrible situation. We must take every step possible to stay apart. Unfortunately, some people just don’t get it. Measures we take are for everyone’s safety. Please, realize how serious this is,” stated Mayor, J. Murray Jones.
We will continue to keep the community informed regarding the suspension of services. Please monitor www.dourodummer.on.ca for updates.
For information regarding COVID-19 and how to keep your family, friends and neighbours safe, please visit Peterborough Public Health for up to date information on the situation www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca
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