Minto reverses decision to open office, council meetings to the public

MINTO – The Town of Minto has decided to keep the municipal administration office closed and continue with virtual council meetings for the time being.

The decision, announced in an Aug. 31 press release, reverses an earlier decision, announced Aug. 16, to reopen the office on Sept. 7 and open council meetings to the public starting Sept. 21.

Council had planned to hold in-person council meetings, open to the public, in local community centres in order to allow for physical distancing.

“As the cases in our area begin to rise, due in large part to the very contagious Delta variant, the Town of Minto remains committed to safeguarding the health, wellbeing, and safety of our employees,” states the Aug. 31 press release from the municipality.

While the municipal office will remain closed to the public for the time being, Minto officials state they are continuing to monitor the situation and encourage the public to check traditional and social media, as well as the Town of Minto website for updates.

Meanwhile, members of the public are encouraged to book appointments for services that require them to meet with staff in person. To do so, citizens should call the municipal office and follow the appropriate phone prompts to reach the department they need. Staff can also be contacted via email. Contact information can be found on the town’s website.

For the time being, all council meetings will continue to be held via Zoom. The link to watch a meeting can be found on the town website or Facebook page.

Anyone wishing to participate in a council meeting, must preregister with the clerk by emailing or calling the office at 519-338-2511 ext. 230.

The town directs individuals who have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 to contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 or visit

“The Town of Minto wishes to thank the public for their ongoing understanding during these unique circumstances,” officials state.