Apr
6
Mon
All Community Centres and Programs Closed
Apr 6 all day

NOTICE RE: COVID 19 Preparedness in Algonquin Highlands

Algonquin Highlands, Ontario

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

3:00 pm

Release # 20-07

Subject: COVID-19 UPDATE – Park Closures & By-Law Enforcement Patrols

There are currently NO cases of COVID-19 in Haliburton County however, local medical professionals advise this is a critical period in the advancement of the virus.

Algonquin Highlands requests that all residents:

 Stay home except for absolutely necessary activity and services

 Understand what the symptoms are and if needed, use the provincial self-assessment tool

 Be attentive to changing conditions within the community

 Do your part to keep our community safe

 Monitor the Township website for resources and links

The Algonquin Highlands Emergency Control Group met earlier today to continue its assessment of the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential effects on Algonquin Highlands.

Updates from today’s meeting include changes to parks, recreation and facilities as well as open spaces; updates for departmental operations; and enforcement.

Please see the NEW information, as below.

Administration

– NEW: As staff are working remotely, please leave a message for the respective staff member when calling the municipal office. Staff are able to receive voicemails at their remote locations and will respond as quickly as possible.

– The administrative office on North Shore Road remains closed to the public.

– All municipal departments continue to operate in accordance with Provincial orders

– Accommodations have been made for staff working remotely where possible, and with strict distancing and hygiene protocols in place where working from home is not possible (e.g. Public Works).

– All municipal buildings remain closed to the public.

Airport

– The terminal building remains closed to the public.

– Fuel remains available via the card lock system.

– Aviation operations that don’t involve staff or any interaction continue.

– Emergency services such as Hydro One, Ornge and MNRF retain full access to

the airport.

Building/By-Law Department

– NEW: By-law Enforcement Officers with the assistance of Parks, Recreation

and Trails, Public Works and Fire Services, will be monitoring the community

for public gatherings and to assist with enforcement to ensure social distancing

and social gathering protocols are being followed in accordance with the

Provincial Orders.

– Field inspections will continue, at staff’s discretion, and only where

appropriate distancing and hygiene protocols can be maintained.

– Year 3 of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.

– The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

– Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email. In person meetings are

not available at this time.

– Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

– The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

Council

– All Regular Council meetings and Council Committee meetings have been

cancelled until further notice.

Finance Department

– The due date for the first installment of the 2020 Interim Taxes has been

extended to April 24, 2020.

– At this time, we are unable to accept cash or debit payment.

– Tax payments are accepted as follows;

o Online and /or Telephone Banking.

o At your financial institution – please check with your local branch for hours.

o Cheques may be mailed or deposited in the secure drop box located on the front porch of the Township office (absolutely no cash is to be deposited in the drop box).

o Pre-Authorized Payment – Registration forms are available on the Township website.

Fire Services

– Fire Services continue to operate at full capacity with universal precautions in place.

Library Services

– The Stanhope Library remains closed to the public.

– The Library Book Depot at the Dorset Recreation Centre remains closed.

Parks, Recreation and Trails

– NEW: The Province of Ontario issued a new emergency order to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, basketball and tennis courts, park shelters and other outdoor recreational amenities effective immediately.

– NEW: Scheduled recreational programs and events will be reviewed and decisions regarding cancellation will be made in 30-day blocks.

– All parks, playgrounds and trails remain closed.

– The Water Trails office remains closed and equipment rentals are not available.

– The Stanhope, Dorset, Oxtongue recreation/community centres remain closed.

– All campsites are closed.

– New camping reservations are suspended until April 30, 2020 and will be re-evaluated thereafter.

– Prior bookings for campsites between March 25 – April 30, 2020 will be refunded.

– Dorset Recreation Centre Memberships will be adjusted when the recreation centre reopens.

Planning – Public meetings related to Planning are suspended until further notice.

– Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email. In person meetings are

not available at this time.

– Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

NEW: Policing

– If you wish to file a report regarding a non-essential business remaining open, call the OPP’s non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

– If you wish to file a report regarding non-compliance under the Quarantine Act, contact Public Health Agency of Canada: www.canada.ca/en/public-health

Public Washrooms

– At the request of the Health Unit, public washrooms remain available at the

Dorset Parkette, Stanhope Courts and Playing Field as well as our Water Trail access points.

– These facilities are not regularly checked, or disinfected, and users are asked to undertake appropriate hygiene protocols.

Public Works- Roads

– Service levels will be maintained

Public Works – Landfills

– In order to reduce/eliminate interaction between people including the exchange of money, receipts or other documentation, the following materials are temporarily not allowed at ANY landfill site;

o No construction materials, concrete of shingles

o No scrap metal

o No bulky items (anything that doesn’t fit in a standard size garbage can is

o considered a bulky item)

o No mattresses

o No furniture

o No appliances (fridges, stoves, freezers, etc.)

o No brush, no leaves, no yard waste

o No boats

– Only up to 1 cubic yard per vehicle of household waste and blue box recycling

will be accepted.

– Re-use centres at Maple, Dorset and Oxtongue remain closed.

– Please ensure you check the latest information prior to attending a landfill site.

WiFi Locations

– Public Wi-Fi hotspots remain available at the following locations;

o Stanhope Public Library

o Stanhope, Dorset and Oxtongue Community Centres

o Stanhope Municipal Airport (please note that the deck is closed for physical distancing purposes)

o T

All Community Centres and Programs Closed
Apr 6 all day

NOTICE RE: COVID 19 Preparedness in Algonquin Highlands

Algonquin Highlands,Ontario

Tuesday, March 24,2020

6:00 pm

Release # 20-04

 

Subject: Township of Algonquin Highlands COVID 19 Update

 

The  Algonquin Highlands Emergency ControlGroup met earlier today to continue its assessment of the rapidly-evolvingCOVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential effects on Algonquin Highlands.As a result of the provincial directive on non-essential  business,updates from today’s meeting include parks, water trails and campsites and the2020 Septic Re-Inspection Program.

 

Please see the NEWinformation, as below.

 

Administration

–      The administrative office on North Shore Road is closed to the public effectiveMarch 18, 2020.

–      NEW: Departments deemed “essential” will continue to operate withaccommodations made for working from home where possible, and with strictdistancing and hygiene protocols in place where working from home is notpossible (e.g. Public Works).  In

  accordance with the provincial directive, essential municipal services include:

·        Airport Fuel Services (for emergency services)

·        Public Works

·        Landfills

·        Payroll

·        Drinking Water Testing

·        Tax Collection

·        Emergency Services

·        Licensing and Permits

·        Cemeteries

 

Airport

–      The terminal building is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      Fuel remains available via the card lock system.

–      Aviation operations that don’t involve staff or any interaction continue.

–      Emergency services such as Hydro One, Ornge and MNRF retain full access to theairport.

 

Building/By-LawDepartment

           NEW:  Year 3of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.

    –       NEW:  The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

–      Staff will continue field inspections while observing appropriate distancingand hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

 

Council

–      All Regular Council meetings and Council Committee meetings have been cancelleduntil further notice.

 

FinanceDepartment

–      The due date for the first installmentof the 2020 Interim Taxes has been extended to April 24, 2020.

–      At this time, we are unable to accept cash or debit payment.

–      Tax payments are accepted as follows;

·        Online and /or Telephone Banking.

·        At your financial institution – please check with your local branch for hours.

·        Cheques may be mailed or deposited in the secure drop box located on thefront porch of the Township office (absolutely no cash is to be deposited inthe drop box).

·        Pre-Authorized Payment – Registration forms are available on the Townshipwebsite.

 

FireServices:

–      Fire Services will continue to operateat full capacity with universal precautions in place.

 

LibraryServices

–      The Stanhope Library is closed to the public.

–      The Library Book Depot at the Dorset Recreation Centre is closed.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots at both locations remain available.

 

Parks,Recreation and Trails  

    –        NEW: Allparks, playgrounds and trails are closed effective immediately.

     –       NEW: All campsites are closed effectiveimmediately.  Currently we are not accepting new reservations however; wewill re-evaluate the acceptance        

              of campsite reservations on April 30, 2020.

              Priorbookings for campsites between March 25 – April 30, 2020 will be refunded.

      –      NEW:  Dorset Recreation CentreMemberships – membership fees will be adjusted once the recreation centrereopens.

     –       The WaterTrails office is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      The recreation centres located at Stanhope, Dorset, Oxtongue remain closeduntil further notice.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots remain available at the Stanhope, Dorset and OxtongueCommunity Centres.

–      Equipment rentals are not available.

       Publicwashrooms remain available at the Dorset Parkette, Elvin Johnson Park,Stanhope Courts and Playing Field as well as our Water Trail accesspoints.  Although these facilities are regularly checked and cleaned,users are asked to undertake

        appropriate hygiene protocols.

 

Planning

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Public meetings related to Planning matters will occur with appropriatedistancing and hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

 

Public Works- Roads

–      Service levels will be maintained

 

Public Works –Landfills

–       Until further notice, the Townshipwill no longer be accepting the following materials at ANY landfill site;

 

·         No construction materials, concrete of shingles

·        No scrap metal

·        No bulky items (anything that doesn’t fit in

Bingo – Oxtongue Lake
Apr 6 all day

Hunters Bay Radio Bingo Monday evenings from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your own card, we have dabbers available at the hall.

Pickleball – Dorset
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A fun drop in for pick-up game, free to members or $ 2.70 youth/senior, $ 5.40 adult per person. Equipment is available or you can bring your own. Contact 705-766-9968 or email [email protected]

Apr
7
Tue
All Community Centres and Programs Closed
Apr 7 all day

NOTICE RE: COVID 19 Preparedness in Algonquin Highlands

Algonquin Highlands, Ontario

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

3:00 pm

Release # 20-07

Subject: COVID-19 UPDATE – Park Closures & By-Law Enforcement Patrols

There are currently NO cases of COVID-19 in Haliburton County however, local medical professionals advise this is a critical period in the advancement of the virus.

Algonquin Highlands requests that all residents:

 Stay home except for absolutely necessary activity and services

 Understand what the symptoms are and if needed, use the provincial self-assessment tool

 Be attentive to changing conditions within the community

 Do your part to keep our community safe

 Monitor the Township website for resources and links

The Algonquin Highlands Emergency Control Group met earlier today to continue its assessment of the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential effects on Algonquin Highlands.

Updates from today’s meeting include changes to parks, recreation and facilities as well as open spaces; updates for departmental operations; and enforcement.

Please see the NEW information, as below.

Administration

– NEW: As staff are working remotely, please leave a message for the respective staff member when calling the municipal office. Staff are able to receive voicemails at their remote locations and will respond as quickly as possible.

– The administrative office on North Shore Road remains closed to the public.

– All municipal departments continue to operate in accordance with Provincial orders

– Accommodations have been made for staff working remotely where possible, and with strict distancing and hygiene protocols in place where working from home is not possible (e.g. Public Works).

– All municipal buildings remain closed to the public.

Airport

– The terminal building remains closed to the public.

– Fuel remains available via the card lock system.

– Aviation operations that don’t involve staff or any interaction continue.

– Emergency services such as Hydro One, Ornge and MNRF retain full access to

the airport.

Building/By-Law Department

– NEW: By-law Enforcement Officers with the assistance of Parks, Recreation

and Trails, Public Works and Fire Services, will be monitoring the community

for public gatherings and to assist with enforcement to ensure social distancing

and social gathering protocols are being followed in accordance with the

Provincial Orders.

– Field inspections will continue, at staff’s discretion, and only where

appropriate distancing and hygiene protocols can be maintained.

– Year 3 of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.

– The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

– Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email. In person meetings are

not available at this time.

– Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

– The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

Council

– All Regular Council meetings and Council Committee meetings have been

cancelled until further notice.

Finance Department

– The due date for the first installment of the 2020 Interim Taxes has been

extended to April 24, 2020.

– At this time, we are unable to accept cash or debit payment.

– Tax payments are accepted as follows;

o Online and /or Telephone Banking.

o At your financial institution – please check with your local branch for hours.

o Cheques may be mailed or deposited in the secure drop box located on the front porch of the Township office (absolutely no cash is to be deposited in the drop box).

o Pre-Authorized Payment – Registration forms are available on the Township website.

Fire Services

– Fire Services continue to operate at full capacity with universal precautions in place.

Library Services

– The Stanhope Library remains closed to the public.

– The Library Book Depot at the Dorset Recreation Centre remains closed.

Parks, Recreation and Trails

– NEW: The Province of Ontario issued a new emergency order to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, basketball and tennis courts, park shelters and other outdoor recreational amenities effective immediately.

– NEW: Scheduled recreational programs and events will be reviewed and decisions regarding cancellation will be made in 30-day blocks.

– All parks, playgrounds and trails remain closed.

– The Water Trails office remains closed and equipment rentals are not available.

– The Stanhope, Dorset, Oxtongue recreation/community centres remain closed.

– All campsites are closed.

– New camping reservations are suspended until April 30, 2020 and will be re-evaluated thereafter.

– Prior bookings for campsites between March 25 – April 30, 2020 will be refunded.

– Dorset Recreation Centre Memberships will be adjusted when the recreation centre reopens.

Planning – Public meetings related to Planning are suspended until further notice.

– Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email. In person meetings are

not available at this time.

– Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

NEW: Policing

– If you wish to file a report regarding a non-essential business remaining open, call the OPP’s non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

– If you wish to file a report regarding non-compliance under the Quarantine Act, contact Public Health Agency of Canada: www.canada.ca/en/public-health

Public Washrooms

– At the request of the Health Unit, public washrooms remain available at the

Dorset Parkette, Stanhope Courts and Playing Field as well as our Water Trail access points.

– These facilities are not regularly checked, or disinfected, and users are asked to undertake appropriate hygiene protocols.

Public Works- Roads

– Service levels will be maintained

Public Works – Landfills

– In order to reduce/eliminate interaction between people including the exchange of money, receipts or other documentation, the following materials are temporarily not allowed at ANY landfill site;

o No construction materials, concrete of shingles

o No scrap metal

o No bulky items (anything that doesn’t fit in a standard size garbage can is

o considered a bulky item)

o No mattresses

o No furniture

o No appliances (fridges, stoves, freezers, etc.)

o No brush, no leaves, no yard waste

o No boats

– Only up to 1 cubic yard per vehicle of household waste and blue box recycling

will be accepted.

– Re-use centres at Maple, Dorset and Oxtongue remain closed.

– Please ensure you check the latest information prior to attending a landfill site.

WiFi Locations

– Public Wi-Fi hotspots remain available at the following locations;

o Stanhope Public Library

o Stanhope, Dorset and Oxtongue Community Centres

o Stanhope Municipal Airport (please note that the deck is closed for physical distancing purposes)

o T

All Community Centres and Programs Closed
Apr 7 all day

NOTICE RE: COVID 19 Preparedness in Algonquin Highlands

Algonquin Highlands,Ontario

Tuesday, March 24,2020

6:00 pm

Release # 20-04

 

Subject: Township of Algonquin Highlands COVID 19 Update

 

The  Algonquin Highlands Emergency ControlGroup met earlier today to continue its assessment of the rapidly-evolvingCOVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential effects on Algonquin Highlands.As a result of the provincial directive on non-essential  business,updates from today’s meeting include parks, water trails and campsites and the2020 Septic Re-Inspection Program.

 

Please see the NEWinformation, as below.

 

Administration

–      The administrative office on North Shore Road is closed to the public effectiveMarch 18, 2020.

–      NEW: Departments deemed “essential” will continue to operate withaccommodations made for working from home where possible, and with strictdistancing and hygiene protocols in place where working from home is notpossible (e.g. Public Works).  In

  accordance with the provincial directive, essential municipal services include:

·        Airport Fuel Services (for emergency services)

·        Public Works

·        Landfills

·        Payroll

·        Drinking Water Testing

·        Tax Collection

·        Emergency Services

·        Licensing and Permits

·        Cemeteries

 

Airport

–      The terminal building is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      Fuel remains available via the card lock system.

–      Aviation operations that don’t involve staff or any interaction continue.

–      Emergency services such as Hydro One, Ornge and MNRF retain full access to theairport.

 

Building/By-LawDepartment

           NEW:  Year 3of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.

    –       NEW:  The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

–      Staff will continue field inspections while observing appropriate distancingand hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

 

Council

–      All Regular Council meetings and Council Committee meetings have been cancelleduntil further notice.

 

FinanceDepartment

–      The due date for the first installmentof the 2020 Interim Taxes has been extended to April 24, 2020.

–      At this time, we are unable to accept cash or debit payment.

–      Tax payments are accepted as follows;

·        Online and /or Telephone Banking.

·        At your financial institution – please check with your local branch for hours.

·        Cheques may be mailed or deposited in the secure drop box located on thefront porch of the Township office (absolutely no cash is to be deposited inthe drop box).

·        Pre-Authorized Payment – Registration forms are available on the Townshipwebsite.

 

FireServices:

–      Fire Services will continue to operateat full capacity with universal precautions in place.

 

LibraryServices

–      The Stanhope Library is closed to the public.

–      The Library Book Depot at the Dorset Recreation Centre is closed.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots at both locations remain available.

 

Parks,Recreation and Trails  

    –        NEW: Allparks, playgrounds and trails are closed effective immediately.

     –       NEW: All campsites are closed effectiveimmediately.  Currently we are not accepting new reservations however; wewill re-evaluate the acceptance        

              of campsite reservations on April 30, 2020.

              Priorbookings for campsites between March 25 – April 30, 2020 will be refunded.

      –      NEW:  Dorset Recreation CentreMemberships – membership fees will be adjusted once the recreation centrereopens.

     –       The WaterTrails office is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      The recreation centres located at Stanhope, Dorset, Oxtongue remain closeduntil further notice.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots remain available at the Stanhope, Dorset and OxtongueCommunity Centres.

–      Equipment rentals are not available.

       Publicwashrooms remain available at the Dorset Parkette, Elvin Johnson Park,Stanhope Courts and Playing Field as well as our Water Trail accesspoints.  Although these facilities are regularly checked and cleaned,users are asked to undertake

        appropriate hygiene protocols.

 

Planning

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Public meetings related to Planning matters will occur with appropriatedistancing and hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

 

Public Works- Roads

–      Service levels will be maintained

 

Public Works –Landfills

–       Until further notice, the Townshipwill no longer be accepting the following materials at ANY landfill site;

 

·         No construction materials, concrete of shingles

·        No scrap metal

·        No bulky items (anything that doesn’t fit in

Pickleball – Dorset
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A fun drop in for a pick-up game, free to members or $2.60 youth/senior, $5.20 adults per person, equipment provided or bring your own.
Contact: 705-766-9968, [email protected]

Apr
8
Wed
All Community Centres and Programs Closed
Apr 8 all day

NOTICE RE: COVID 19 Preparedness in Algonquin Highlands

Algonquin Highlands,Ontario

Tuesday, March 24,2020

6:00 pm

Release # 20-04

 

Subject: Township of Algonquin Highlands COVID 19 Update

 

The  Algonquin Highlands Emergency ControlGroup met earlier today to continue its assessment of the rapidly-evolvingCOVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential effects on Algonquin Highlands.As a result of the provincial directive on non-essential  business,updates from today’s meeting include parks, water trails and campsites and the2020 Septic Re-Inspection Program.

 

Please see the NEWinformation, as below.

 

Administration

–      The administrative office on North Shore Road is closed to the public effectiveMarch 18, 2020.

–      NEW: Departments deemed “essential” will continue to operate withaccommodations made for working from home where possible, and with strictdistancing and hygiene protocols in place where working from home is notpossible (e.g. Public Works).  In

  accordance with the provincial directive, essential municipal services include:

·        Airport Fuel Services (for emergency services)

·        Public Works

·        Landfills

·        Payroll

·        Drinking Water Testing

·        Tax Collection

·        Emergency Services

·        Licensing and Permits

·        Cemeteries

 

Airport

–      The terminal building is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      Fuel remains available via the card lock system.

–      Aviation operations that don’t involve staff or any interaction continue.

–      Emergency services such as Hydro One, Ornge and MNRF retain full access to theairport.

 

Building/By-LawDepartment

           NEW:  Year 3of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.

    –       NEW:  The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

–      Staff will continue field inspections while observing appropriate distancingand hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

 

Council

–      All Regular Council meetings and Council Committee meetings have been cancelleduntil further notice.

 

FinanceDepartment

–      The due date for the first installmentof the 2020 Interim Taxes has been extended to April 24, 2020.

–      At this time, we are unable to accept cash or debit payment.

–      Tax payments are accepted as follows;

·        Online and /or Telephone Banking.

·        At your financial institution – please check with your local branch for hours.

·        Cheques may be mailed or deposited in the secure drop box located on thefront porch of the Township office (absolutely no cash is to be deposited inthe drop box).

·        Pre-Authorized Payment – Registration forms are available on the Townshipwebsite.

 

FireServices:

–      Fire Services will continue to operateat full capacity with universal precautions in place.

 

LibraryServices

–      The Stanhope Library is closed to the public.

–      The Library Book Depot at the Dorset Recreation Centre is closed.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots at both locations remain available.

 

Parks,Recreation and Trails  

    –        NEW: Allparks, playgrounds and trails are closed effective immediately.

     –       NEW: All campsites are closed effectiveimmediately.  Currently we are not accepting new reservations however; wewill re-evaluate the acceptance        

              of campsite reservations on April 30, 2020.

              Priorbookings for campsites between March 25 – April 30, 2020 will be refunded.

      –      NEW:  Dorset Recreation CentreMemberships – membership fees will be adjusted once the recreation centrereopens.

     –       The WaterTrails office is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      The recreation centres located at Stanhope, Dorset, Oxtongue remain closeduntil further notice.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots remain available at the Stanhope, Dorset and OxtongueCommunity Centres.

–      Equipment rentals are not available.

       Publicwashrooms remain available at the Dorset Parkette, Elvin Johnson Park,Stanhope Courts and Playing Field as well as our Water Trail accesspoints.  Although these facilities are regularly checked and cleaned,users are asked to undertake

        appropriate hygiene protocols.

 

Planning

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Public meetings related to Planning matters will occur with appropriatedistancing and hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

 

Public Works- Roads

–      Service levels will be maintained

 

Public Works –Landfills

–       Until further notice, the Townshipwill no longer be accepting the following materials at ANY landfill site;

 

·         No construction materials, concrete of shingles

·        No scrap metal

·        No bulky items (anything that doesn’t fit in

All Community Centres and Programs Closed
Apr 8 all day

NOTICE RE: COVID 19 Preparedness in Algonquin Highlands

Algonquin Highlands,Ontario

Tuesday, March 24,2020

6:00 pm

Release # 20-04

 

Subject: Township of Algonquin Highlands COVID 19 Update

 

The  Algonquin Highlands Emergency ControlGroup met earlier today to continue its assessment of the rapidly-evolvingCOVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential effects on Algonquin Highlands.As a result of the provincial directive on non-essential  business,updates from today’s meeting include parks, water trails and campsites and the2020 Septic Re-Inspection Program.

 

Please see the NEWinformation, as below.

 

Administration

–      The administrative office on North Shore Road is closed to the public effectiveMarch 18, 2020.

–      NEW: Departments deemed “essential” will continue to operate withaccommodations made for working from home where possible, and with strictdistancing and hygiene protocols in place where working from home is notpossible (e.g. Public Works).  In

  accordance with the provincial directive, essential municipal services include:

·        Airport Fuel Services (for emergency services)

·        Public Works

·        Landfills

·        Payroll

·        Drinking Water Testing

·        Tax Collection

·        Emergency Services

·        Licensing and Permits

·        Cemeteries

 

Airport

–      The terminal building is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      Fuel remains available via the card lock system.

–      Aviation operations that don’t involve staff or any interaction continue.

–      Emergency services such as Hydro One, Ornge and MNRF retain full access to theairport.

 

Building/By-LawDepartment

           NEW:  Year 3of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.

    –       NEW:  The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

–      Staff will continue field inspections while observing appropriate distancingand hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

 

Council

–      All Regular Council meetings and Council Committee meetings have been cancelleduntil further notice.

 

FinanceDepartment

–      The due date for the first installmentof the 2020 Interim Taxes has been extended to April 24, 2020.

–      At this time, we are unable to accept cash or debit payment.

–      Tax payments are accepted as follows;

·        Online and /or Telephone Banking.

·        At your financial institution – please check with your local branch for hours.

·        Cheques may be mailed or deposited in the secure drop box located on thefront porch of the Township office (absolutely no cash is to be deposited inthe drop box).

·        Pre-Authorized Payment – Registration forms are available on the Townshipwebsite.

 

FireServices:

–      Fire Services will continue to operateat full capacity with universal precautions in place.

 

LibraryServices

–      The Stanhope Library is closed to the public.

–      The Library Book Depot at the Dorset Recreation Centre is closed.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots at both locations remain available.

 

Parks,Recreation and Trails  

    –        NEW: Allparks, playgrounds and trails are closed effective immediately.

     –       NEW: All campsites are closed effectiveimmediately.  Currently we are not accepting new reservations however; wewill re-evaluate the acceptance        

              of campsite reservations on April 30, 2020.

              Priorbookings for campsites between March 25 – April 30, 2020 will be refunded.

      –      NEW:  Dorset Recreation CentreMemberships – membership fees will be adjusted once the recreation centrereopens.

     –       The WaterTrails office is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      The recreation centres located at Stanhope, Dorset, Oxtongue remain closeduntil further notice.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots remain available at the Stanhope, Dorset and OxtongueCommunity Centres.

–      Equipment rentals are not available.

       Publicwashrooms remain available at the Dorset Parkette, Elvin Johnson Park,Stanhope Courts and Playing Field as well as our Water Trail accesspoints.  Although these facilities are regularly checked and cleaned,users are asked to undertake

        appropriate hygiene protocols.

 

Planning

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Public meetings related to Planning matters will occur with appropriatedistancing and hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

 

Public Works- Roads

–      Service levels will be maintained

 

Public Works –Landfills

–       Until further notice, the Townshipwill no longer be accepting the following materials at ANY landfill site;

 

·         No construction materials, concrete of shingles

·        No scrap metal

·        No bulky items (anything that doesn’t fit in

Apr
9
Thu
All Community Centres and Programs Closed
Apr 9 all day

NOTICE RE: COVID 19 Preparedness in Algonquin Highlands

Algonquin Highlands,Ontario

Tuesday, March 24,2020

6:00 pm

Release # 20-04

 

Subject: Township of Algonquin Highlands COVID 19 Update

 

The  Algonquin Highlands Emergency ControlGroup met earlier today to continue its assessment of the rapidly-evolvingCOVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential effects on Algonquin Highlands.As a result of the provincial directive on non-essential  business,updates from today’s meeting include parks, water trails and campsites and the2020 Septic Re-Inspection Program.

 

Please see the NEWinformation, as below.

 

Administration

–      The administrative office on North Shore Road is closed to the public effectiveMarch 18, 2020.

–      NEW: Departments deemed “essential” will continue to operate withaccommodations made for working from home where possible, and with strictdistancing and hygiene protocols in place where working from home is notpossible (e.g. Public Works).  In

  accordance with the provincial directive, essential municipal services include:

·        Airport Fuel Services (for emergency services)

·        Public Works

·        Landfills

·        Payroll

·        Drinking Water Testing

·        Tax Collection

·        Emergency Services

·        Licensing and Permits

·        Cemeteries

 

Airport

–      The terminal building is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      Fuel remains available via the card lock system.

–      Aviation operations that don’t involve staff or any interaction continue.

–      Emergency services such as Hydro One, Ornge and MNRF retain full access to theairport.

 

Building/By-LawDepartment

           NEW:  Year 3of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.

    –       NEW:  The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

–      Staff will continue field inspections while observing appropriate distancingand hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

 

Council

–      All Regular Council meetings and Council Committee meetings have been cancelleduntil further notice.

 

FinanceDepartment

–      The due date for the first installmentof the 2020 Interim Taxes has been extended to April 24, 2020.

–      At this time, we are unable to accept cash or debit payment.

–      Tax payments are accepted as follows;

·        Online and /or Telephone Banking.

·        At your financial institution – please check with your local branch for hours.

·        Cheques may be mailed or deposited in the secure drop box located on thefront porch of the Township office (absolutely no cash is to be deposited inthe drop box).

·        Pre-Authorized Payment – Registration forms are available on the Townshipwebsite.

 

FireServices:

–      Fire Services will continue to operateat full capacity with universal precautions in place.

 

LibraryServices

–      The Stanhope Library is closed to the public.

–      The Library Book Depot at the Dorset Recreation Centre is closed.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots at both locations remain available.

 

Parks,Recreation and Trails  

    –        NEW: Allparks, playgrounds and trails are closed effective immediately.

     –       NEW: All campsites are closed effectiveimmediately.  Currently we are not accepting new reservations however; wewill re-evaluate the acceptance        

              of campsite reservations on April 30, 2020.

              Priorbookings for campsites between March 25 – April 30, 2020 will be refunded.

      –      NEW:  Dorset Recreation CentreMemberships – membership fees will be adjusted once the recreation centrereopens.

     –       The WaterTrails office is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020.

–      The recreation centres located at Stanhope, Dorset, Oxtongue remain closeduntil further notice.

–      Public Wi-Fi hotspots remain available at the Stanhope, Dorset and OxtongueCommunity Centres.

–      Equipment rentals are not available.

       Publicwashrooms remain available at the Dorset Parkette, Elvin Johnson Park,Stanhope Courts and Playing Field as well as our Water Trail accesspoints.  Although these facilities are regularly checked and cleaned,users are asked to undertake

        appropriate hygiene protocols.

 

Planning

–      Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  Inperson meetings are not available at this time.

–      Public meetings related to Planning matters will occur with appropriatedistancing and hygiene protocols.

–      The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application.

–      Application forms pertaining to this department can be found online.

 

Public Works- Roads

–      Service levels will be maintained

 

Public Works –Landfills

–       Until further notice, the Townshipwill no longer be accepting the following materials at ANY landfill site;

 

·         No construction materials, concrete of shingles

·        No scrap metal

·        No bulky items (anything that doesn’t fit in