The Corporation of the Town of Spanish

Notice :   Effective August 5, 2020, Council meetings will be reopening to the public, with certain safety precautions in place.  The public will be required to register their intent to attend the meeting by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the council meeting by calling the municipal office at 705-844-2300.  If more people register than the capacity of the council chambers (with physical distancing measures in place) the meeting may be relocated.  All attendees will be required to sign the register, use the hand washing station, practice physical distancing at all times and wear a mask or face covering.  Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month and agendas and minutes are posted on the web-site.

NOTICE – 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or contact Algoma Public Health at 1-866-892-0172, ext. 5404.  DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency.

Be sure to get your information from reliable sources, such as:  http://www.Ontario.ca/coronavirus or http://www.algomapublichealth.com

What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy

Here is a link to a Youtube video about how people respond psychologically to COVID-19.  It is just over 4 minutes long but is an interesting video put out by Lambton County Health  Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Socializing Safely during COVID-19: Be safe and responsible host or guest

ATTENTION:   The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has announced that the current restricted fire zone which applies to all zones in the fire region of Ontario, will be lifted effective Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 am.
The Town of Spanish will be issuing burning permits for up to 10 days at a time.  There is no cost for a burning permit.  Please call the office to make arrangements to pick up a permit during office hours. 

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING – Regular service continues.  Be sure to have your garage out by 6 a.m.  The landfill site is not open to the public at this time.
Curbside pickup will take place on Fridays as usual.  No loose garbage, please.  Be sure to tie your bags.
Recycling – Friday, April 3, 2020 – Commingle  

DO NOT FLUSH ANY WIPES, PAPER TOWELS, ETC.  IN THE TOILET
In light of the heavy use of wipes during this pandemic, communities are reporting issues with clogging sewers due to the disposal of wipes into the sanitary sewer systems.
No wipe is flushable! Please dispose of any wipes into the garbage.
Please flush toilet paper only!
Do Not Flush Wipes!

Those who are returning from vacation or other travels are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.  Self-isolating means staying home and keeping your distance from others.  Do not have visitors.  Ask a friend or family member to pick up your groceries and leave them on your doorstep.  Wash your hands often and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.  For more info, http://www.algomapublichealth.com/media/3357/welcomehome_fullpackage_a.pdf

Building community immunity through social distancing and personal prevention – http://www.algomapublichealth.com/media/3362/buildcommunity_fullpackage_a.pdf

The health and well-being of our staff, citizens and visitors is of upmost importance. In order to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, Council has taken the following steps to stop the spread of this virus.

  • All municipal buildings will be CLOSED to the PUBLIC during the extended March Break period – March 16th – April 3rd, 2020. The exception to this is the Medical Complex.
  • All Council and Committee meetings are postponed until after April 3rd, 2020.
  • Council and Staff will refrain from attending meetings, training, workshops, etc until at least  after April 3rd, 2020.

These measures will be re-evaluated as the situation continues to unfold.

The Municipal Office and Public Works remain operational.

Payments can be made on-line or through the drop box at the front door. Please include your invoice or account number with your payment. Office staff can be reached during regular office hours at 705-844-2300 or email at info@townofspanish.com.

In the event of an emergency, Public Works can be reached at 1-705-849-7600.

Municipal Communications:

Building Closure – COVID-19
PUBLIC NOTICE #1 – March 18, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE #2 – March 20, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE #3 – March 30, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE #4 – April 28, 2020
Province of Ontario Essential Services List – March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Government Announced Support – March 24 2020

We will continue to keep you posted. Check the Town’s web-site – www.townofspanish.com